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Tudor “Monte Carlo” Chronograph ref 7159 circa 1972

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Vintage Tudor manual wind “Monte Carlo” chronograph ref # 7159 serial # 779,xxx circa 1972. Featuring a thick, 40mm stainless steel case with screw down pushers and crowns, steel tachometer bezel, and great condition original gray dial with contrasting black zones and orange details. Powered by manual wind Valjoux caliber 234 movement with registers for hour and minutes and date at 6 o’clock. This example early Tudor chronograph features an unpolished case, a rare, matte finish steel bezel, and an extremely nice condition original dial with mostly intact original luminous, and without the deterioration of paint commonly seen in these early models. With original Hecho en Mexico contract Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp. Recently fully serviced and left unpolished as acquired. Original crystal has been polished and shows light scratches. Black lacquer on bezel appears to have been restored at some time. Guaranteed genuine with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

Note: it is common for the early Tudor chronograph dials to show a dense “snowflake” pattern on the surface of the dial, from aging of the painted dial surface. The current example is remarkable in that it has a particularly clean, and unblemished original surface. The case appears never to have been polished. The matte finish bezel is in great shape, and the screw down chronograph pushers are original.

A very scare and desirable vintage model. Would also wear well on a sport black strap.

 

Additional information

Maker

Tudor

Model Name/Type

"Monte Carlo" chronograph

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

7159

Case Serial#

779,xxx

Circa

1972

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

steel tachometer

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

screw down

Dial & Hands

original dial and hands

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Valjoux caliber 234

Date Function

date

Strap / Bracelet

oval link Jubilee bracelet with deployment clasp, signed Hecho en Mexico

Strap / Bracelet Size

20mm

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

Brand

Vintage Tudor - Pre-Owned & Used Tudor Watches

All of our vintage Tudor and pre-owned Tudor watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind. Montres Tudor (SA) has designed, manufactured and marketed Tudor watches since 6 March 1946. Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf conceived of the Tudor Watch Company to create a product for authorized Rolex dealers to sell that offered the reliability and dependability of a Rolex, but at a lower price. The number of Rolex watches was limited by the rate that they could produce in-house Rolex movements, thus Tudor watches were originally equipped with off-the-shelf movements while using similar quality cases and bracelets.

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