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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 7032/0
    Case No: 759'983
    Model Name: Oysterdate Chronograph
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 7734, 17 jewel
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a 'homeplate' with black dial, please see Tudor Anthology by Alberto Isnardi, pages 126 and 127.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex introduced Tudor to the market in 1945 with the intention of producing high quality watches at an affordable price.

    This 'homeplate', manufactured in 1971, features a stunning matte black dial with orange accents. It is hard to determine how many black dials are known but we believe it could be as little as just a handful. Further research concludes that the last black dial 'homeplate' offered on the market was as long as 7 years ago.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 7032/0
A fine and very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, black dial and bracelet

Circa 1971
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$620,000 - 1,000,000 
€74,600-120,000
$80,000-120,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017