Tudor - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 7031/0, inside caseback I.71
    Case No: 756’354
    Model Name: Monte-Carlo, “Home Plate”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 7734, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel folded Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 7836, endlinks stamped 589, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped "1,70"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by blank Tudor guarantee, wallet, outer packaging and ashtray-style fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1970’s was an exciting era for sports chronograph wristwatches. With the introduction of the first chronograph manufactured by Tudor, many of the components were commonly seen in the Rolex Daytona, such as the bracelet, clasp and an Oyster caseback signed Rolex. Furthermore, in 1967, Tudor upgraded their coding system from 4 to 5 digits with the last digit on the reference depicting the case material of the watch. The present example bearing a “0” after the dash confirms the stainless steel case.

    The Monte-Carlo “Home Plate” carries a distinct dial layout that differs from its alike siblings. With an immediate burst of vibrancy heavily struck by the orange accents on the dial against the black, grey and white combination, an identity is immediately generated for the watch. Nicknamed the “Home Plate”, the hour markers on the dial resembles the home plates seen on a baseball pitch.

    The present example fitted with a black “Home Plate” dial with Rolex bracelet and clasp is further delivered with the original guarantee which remains unstamped and blank. Adding on to the excitement, it is also accompanied by the original ashtray-style fitted presentation box, which by itself is a rare collector’s item.

  • 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 I.71
A fine, rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1971
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$400,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019