Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 410

Ref. 7169 / 0, chronograph, minute counter, date, anthracite grey dial, dark blue bezel; so-called “Blue Monte-Carlo”; stainless steel

HKD 120,000 - 160,000

EUR 14,300 - 19,100 / CHF 15,000 - 20,000 / USD 15,200 - 20,200

Sold: HKD 225,000

Stainless steel, manual-winding, “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed engraved case-back, “triplock” winding-crown protected by the crown guards, 12-hour graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with dark blue insert, anthracite grey colour dial with radial luminescent indexes, dark blue metallic colour auxiliary dials, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped screwed push-pieces located on the case-band)
· Half-instantaneous 45-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 6 o’clock under Cyclops lens)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Tudor, Geneva

Model “Oysterdate”, so-called “Blue Monte-Carlo”

Reference 7169 / 0

Year circa 1972

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 776 104 (signed Rolex)

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Tudor “Oyster” bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 7836; end-links 605; dated K4)

Diameter 39.5 mm. (bezel)

Length 190 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 234 (based on Valjoux 23 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Height 47.8 mm.

Width 37.1 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Tudor “Oysterdate”, so-called “Monte-Carlo”

Launched in 1971, the Tudor “Oysterdate”, so-called “Monte-Carlo”, earned its nickname thanks to its design reminiscent of a roulette table.

Offering good legibility thanks to the contrast of the dial colours, the Tudor “Monte-Carlo” is today a highly sought-after piece by collectors. Emblematic of the 1970s, with its orange chronograph hand and timeless design, the model presented here, dating from circa 1972, is in exceptional condition.

Due to its success with collectors, this highly sought-after model was reintroduced by Tudor at the 2010 Basel Fair, under the name “Heritage Chrono”.