A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1976
    Reference No: 7159/0
    Case No: 843'537
    Model Name: Oysterdate Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 234, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Tudor bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 380 B
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Tudor folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a reference 7159/0, please see Tudor Anthology by Alberto Isnardi, page 146.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph was first created in 1970 and was fitted with the manual winding 7734 calibre. The present watch, reference 7159/0, was first created in 1974 and differs from its predecessors with its stainless steel bezel with engraved tachymetre scale. The present watch has been retained in lovely and original condition with only very minor polishing to the case and the bezel, which is unpolished. The dial, too, is in very attractive original condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Tudor

    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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Ref. 7159/0
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet

帝舵,精細及罕有,不銹鋼鏈帶腕錶,配計時功能及日曆顯示,“Oysterdate Chronograph”,型號7159/0,約1976年製

Circa 1976
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 90,000 

sold for HK$100,000

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