Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 177


CHF 50,000 - 70,000

HKD 400,000 - 560,000 / USD 50,000 - 70,000

Sold: CHF 87,500

A fine, early and extremely rare, manual wind chronograph wristwatch with date

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Tudor

Model Oysterdate Chronograph

Reference 7031

Year circa 1971

Calibre  7734

Case No. 759531

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex folded bracelet (7836/380), approx. overall length 185 mm

Diameter 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box


Property of a German family
There is no need to redefine the collectability of early Tudor homeplate chronographs as they are undoubtedly one of the greatest looking watches ever made by the firm in the early seventies. Known to collectors for its “homeplate” indexes, the look is completed in the reference 7031 by an attractive black tachometer bezel, a distinctive bright orange chronograph hand and the orange on the first 5 minutes of the chronograph counter. Until recently, the production of the extremely rare black dial version has been debated as, at a watch show about 10 years ago, a box of about 15 black chronograph dials surfaced and those were quickly bought and mounted on regular 7031. It is only the third time that a black dial 7031 has ever appeared at Antiquorum and this example has been kept in excellent shape showing thick lugs, probably its original bracelet dated 1971 just like the inside caseback and a wonderful matching patina near perfect dial. Yet another unknown to the market near perfect black dial Tudor home plate for the finest of collectors.