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

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1992
    Reference No: 79180, inside caseback stamped 79160
    Case No: B446’602
    Model Name: Oysterdate, “Big Block”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 7750, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Tudor Oyster bracelet stamped 78360, endlinks stamped “589”, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Tudor Oyster deployant clasp stamped “P6”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by blank punched Tudor guarantee, hang tag and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Nicknamed the “Big Block”, the Tudor ref. 79100’s were initially introduced in 1989. The present example ref. 79180 belongs to the 2nd generation of these hefty chronograph wristwatches with date manufactured by Tudor. When flipped to the caseback, one can immediately notice the Rolex inscription, as well as a Rolex Triplock crown which is correct as Rolex were the manufacturers for the case.

    Presented in excellent overall condition and accompanied by the original guarantee and box, the present example boasts a nicely preserved case with thick lugs and nice bevels. A perfect alternative of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona.

  • 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. 79180, inside caseback stamped 79160
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 1992
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$25,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$56,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020