Tudor - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: 1994
    Reference No: 79180, stamped 79160 inside caseback
    Case No: B616'631
    Model Name: Oysterdate Chrono Time
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 7750, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rolex Oyster Bracelet, endlinks stamped 589
    Clasp/Buckle: Rolex deployant clasp, stamped DT1
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Accessories: Accompanied by a presentation box, guarantee, product literature, tag, spare links and autographed picture of Giovanni Trapattoni

  • Catalogue Essay

    We understand that the present Tudor was offered to Giovanni Trapattoni in 1994 to mark the occasion when he became coach of Bayern Munich, the historical multi-champion football team in Germany.

    Giovanni Trapattoni was born on in March 17, 1939. An Italian manager and former footballer, he is widely considered one of the most successful coaches in Serie A. As a player, he spent almost his entire career with A.C. Milan where he won two Serie A titles and the European championship in 1963 and 1969.

    During his highly successful career as a team manager, he enjoyed numerous victories with the world’s most prestigious football teams, including Juventus, Byron Munich, Fiorentina and Benfica, to name just a few.

    The watch appears to be in unused condition, and the original certificate is further signed by Giovanni Trapattoni.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1926

    Almost twenty years after Rolex was founded, Hans Wilsdorf established Tudor with the intention of making more affordable watches without compromising the quality for which Rolex was renowned. Tudor was named after the British Dynasty that ruled England from 1485 to 1603, and their symbol came from the "War of Roses." After interchanging Rose and Shield symbols for a number of years, the firm replaced the Rose with the Shield logo from the 1960s until today.

    Some of the most recognized vintage models made by Tudor include the Submariner, a waterproof model first introduced in 1954, the Oysterdate, the earliest versions of which were nicknamed the "Monte-Carlo," the Heritage, which included the date at 6 o'clock, as well as the Pelagos, which translates to "deep sea" in Greek.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 79180, stamped 79160 inside caseback
A fine stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, box, booklet, guarantee and hangtag, offered to Giovanni Trapattoni in 1994

39.5mm Diameter

CHF3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for CHF3,750

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm