Tudor - Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I Hong Kong Thursday, July 21, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Tudor
    Year: Circa 1997
    Reference No: 79280
    Case No: B955’492
    Model Name: Prince Date
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 7750, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Tudor deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Tudor guarantee stamped Yes Watch Co, Kowloon dated 3rd September 1997, hang tag, leather holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Tudor 72900 series was first introduced in 1995 featuring certain upgrades from its previous models such as a refined case design with softer lines, a new dial variation and most significantly a sapphire crystal with cyclopes lens. The branding on the dial had a name change from Oysterdate to Prince Date to align with other models in the Tudor catalogue during the release. Furthermore, the new series is powered by the new Valjoux based cal. 7750 with a quick-set date function that is a delight for convenience.

    Distinguished by its stainless steel tachymeter bezel, the ref. 72980 presented is fitted with an attractive green dial finished with a guilloché pattern. Paired with a matching green strap with the recent popularity of green themed timepiece, the present lot is furthermore accompanied by its original guarantee and accessories.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 79280
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, green dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1997
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$24,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$52,920

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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)