Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 140

TUDOR, REF. 7032, HOMEPLATE, BLACK DIAL

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

Brand Tudor

Model Oysterdate Chronograph

Reference 7032

Year Circa 1971

Case No. 759657

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex folded bracelet (7836/382), approx. overall length 170 mm

Caliber 7734

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, blank warranty, instruction booklet, blank hang tag and vintage Tudor brochure with price list

CHF 70,000 - 90,000

HKD 560,000 - 720,000 / USD 70,000 - 90,000

Sold: CHF 81,250


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

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 7032 by a stainless steel 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 7031/7032. It is only the fourth time that a black dial 7031/7032 has ever appeared at Antiquorum and this example has been kept in excellent shape showing thick lugs, 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.