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This second-generation of the Oysterdate Chronograph by Tudor remained in the catalogue until 1977, when a new generation, this time nicknamed “Big Block” and fitted with automatic movements came in. The 71xx series chronographs retain the case of their predecessors as well as the spirit of their dials, even if some slight but noticeable evolutions are to be mentioned.
The main evolution is technical. While the 70xx series used a cam-operated Valjoux 7734 movement, this second generation 71xx was based on a more sophisticated chronograph movement. Inside the still-39mm case was now the manually-wound Valjoux 234. First, it uses a clutch and column wheel combination, known to be more precise when starting the chronograph and being smoother to use – in addition of being the most pleasant technical option. The watch also gained in accuracy, thanks to a higher frequency – 21,600vph versus the former 18,000vph.
Into the 71xx series, we can note 3 different references, with each of them comprising different versions (the main point of differentiation for the references is the type of bezel used): the Tudor OysterDate Chronograph 7149/0 (plexiglas bezel), the Tudor OysterDate Chronograph 7159/0 (steel bezel) and the Tudor OysterDate Chronograph 7169/0 (rotating bezel).
An absolute collectors dream come true! This is the “Holy Grail” of Tudor watch collecting! What makes this watch an incredible find? All original dial, hands, Movement, Bezel and bracelet – Original Rolex crown and bracelet clasp – Original matching warranty certificate with serial #827038 (circa 1974-75) – Exceptional Valjoux 234 Swiss Movement – Rotating Bezel – & very rare original Tudor Ref 7169 case back sticker is still on the watch!
MODEL: Ref 7159/0 Monte Carlo
MOVEMENT: Swiss Manual Wind Valjoux 234
CASE: Stainless Steel
CROWN: Screw Down
DIAL: Black/Gray Dial
BEZEL: Rotating Diver
CONDITION: Vintage – Excellent
BOXES/PAPERS: Complete Set with original warranty certificate as shown in pictures!
WATER RESISTANCE: – 50m
STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Tudor stainless steel bracelet with all links.
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