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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 233

TUDOR - REF. 7159 - MONTE CARLO Tudor, ?Oysterdate?, case No. 843426, Ref. 7159/0, case made by Rolex, Geneva. Made in the 1970's. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, round-button chronograph, register, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down engraved case back, crown and buttons, tachometer graduation on the steel bezel to 500 units per hour, Twinlock winding crown protected by the crown guard, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Bicolor anthracite and black with luminous baton indexes, outer 1/5th seconds scale with 5 minute/second red Arabic markers, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 45-minute register, aperture for the date at 6. Luminous steel baton hands, orange chronograph hand. M. Cal. 234, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx overall length 180 mm.

USD 8,000 - 12,000

CHF 6,000 - 9,000 / EUR 5,500 - 8,500

Sold: USD 17,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Using a similar concept to the Rolex Daytona of the same era, the Tudor Monaco?s design greater refl ected the 70?s fashion for color and fl air, offering a more fl amboyant and youthful look than its Rolex counterpart. Such is the current collectibility and demand for original examples, Tudor re-launched a contemporary version of their famous design at the 2010 Basel Fair.