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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 148

    Tudor. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, albino dial, bracelet, Garantie and box

    SIGNED TUDOR, OYSTERDATE, AUTOMATIC - CHRONO TIME, REF. 79180, CASE NO. B631630, CIRCA 1994

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    Tudor. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with date, albino dial, bracelet, Garantie and box
    Signed Tudor, Oysterdate, Automatic - Chrono Time, ref. 79180, case no. B631630, circa 1994
    Cal. 7750 automatic movement, 17 jewels, white brushed dial, applied baton numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, fifth of a second divisions, three sunken engine-turned white subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, magnified windows for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, bezel graduated to 500 units per hour, screw back engraved "Original Oyster Case by Rolex Geneva" and “Annalisa, 24 gennaio 1995”, screw down Rolex crown, two screw down chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Tudor Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39.5 mm. diam.; overall length approx. 180 mm.


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    With Tudor Garantie dated 24/1/95 and stamped by Rome retailer Haussmann e C. s.r.l., document holder, product literature, Haussman collection card and Tudor presentation box.

    The present example of reference 79180 is highlighted by a very rare “albino” dial: normally, the subsidiary dials on this model with white dial are black. In this instance, however, the white dial presents white counters: an extremely unusual, and of remarkable aesthetic impact. Interestingly, the original slip from Hausmann does mention this detail as it reads: “Tudor Crono Q Bianco”, which translates to Tudor Chrono white dial.

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