Tudor - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 7159/0, inside caseback I.72
    Case No: 779’610
    Model Name: Monte-Carlo
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 234, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel folded Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 7836, endlinks stamped 380, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tudor OysterDate “Monte-Carlo” was one of the most quintessential and iconic wristwatches of the 1970’s. Bursting with flare and vibrant colors immediately noticed when one directs their focus on the dial, the “Monte-Carlo” earned its nickname due to the reminiscent design reflecting the likes of a roulette table. The dial itself is unique on its own, however with other components of the watch similar or even identical to the Rolex Daytona of its period, the “Monte-Carlo” is definitely attractive. Fitted with an original Rolex crown, bracelet and clasp, the watch displays the history, heritage and the close linkage to its forefather Rolex.

    The present example fitted with a grey dial with orange, black and white accents is presented in excellent overall condition with its straight lugs well retained and crisp featuring a clean and attractive dial.

  • 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. 7159/0, inside caseback I.72
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1972
40mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$62,000 - 94,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019