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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 294

    Tudor, A fine, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and Rolex Oyster bracelet


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Tudor, A fine, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date and Rolex Oyster bracelet
    Signed Tudor, OysterDate, case No. 826738, Ref. 7169/0, case made by Rolex, Geneva, manufactured circa 1971
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 234, 17 jewels
    DIAL: bicolor grey and black with luminous baton numerals, outer 1/5th seconds scale with 5-minute/second orange Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 45-minute register, magnified aperture for the date at 6. Luminous baton hands
    CASE: stainless steel, screwed-down case back, crown and buttons, graduated bidirectional revolving black bezel for elapsed time, 39.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 4/71, approximate overall length of bracelet 180 mm.

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    This Tudor chronograph is the reference 7169, the model known as the Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo exemplifies 1970s style and was part of the first series of chronographs made by Tudor. A very similar watch is illustrated in: Tudor Anthology, Alberto Isnardi, 2013, p. 155.
    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.

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