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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 161

    Tudor. A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, tag and box


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    Tudor. A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, bracelet, tag and box
    Signed Tudor, Oyster Date, Monte Carlo model, ref. 7149, case no. 775'514, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. Valjoux 234 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, grey matte dial, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands with black borders, orange chronograph hand, outer black and orange five minute divisions, two brown, white and orange subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45 minutes register, magnified date window, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black bezel with tachymetre scale, screw back and Rolex screw down crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.

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    With Tudor plastic tag, burgundy presentation box and outer packaging.

    The brand Tudor was introduced by Rolex around 1945 with the aim of supplying high quality watches at affordable prices. Although Rolex never advertised their connection to Tudor, they however supplied, amongst other parts, the Oyster cases. The symbol of the brand was the Tudor rose until around 1960 when it was replaced by the shield which is still in use to date. The line of models comprised also Submariner and Cosmograph watches considered as reliable and durable as their "big sisters". With their varied and colourful "exotic" dials, these watches have become extremely popular amongst collectors.

    The present model, an icon of 1970s design, is one of the most sought after Tudor watches, its appeal further enhanced by the excellent, like new condition, still retaining the protective sticker to the back.