Tudor - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 7031/0, inside caseback stamped II.70
    Case No: 756’730
    Model Name: Monte Carlo, “Home Plate”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “7836”, endlinks stamped “280”, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “4,70”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Tudor guarantee dated 8th May 1970 stamped Andreas Schmid Munich, red card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hailing from the early 1970’s, the Tudor Oysterdate represents the firm’s first chronograph wristwatch manufactured. Easily identified by its iconic dial design and its black acrylic bezel insert, the Oysterdate is a character on its own. In 1967, Tudor upgraded their coding system from 4 to 5 digits such as the present example referenced 7031/0, with “0” indicating its case material in stainless steel.

    Nicknamed the “Monte Carlo”, the vibrant and funky multi-colored dial layout is reminiscent of casino chips from the city. Manufactured with in close correlation with Rolex, the watch features an original Oyster caseback from Rolex, a Rolex crown and bracelet. The present example features a grey dial with orange, white and black accents with uniformly aged luminous indexes. Furthermore it is accompanied by the original Tudor guarantee and presentation box.

  • 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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Ref. 7031/0, inside caseback stamped II.70
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 1971
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$120,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020