Lot 193
  • 193


8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • stainless steel
  • diameter 37 mm
• automatic nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • black dial, gilt printing, sweep center seconds • rotating bezel calibrated for 60 units, large screw-down crown, screw-down case back • case signed Tudor and Rolex, dial and movement signed Tudor


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service soon. The dial appears original, with expecting aging to the finish and to the luminescence. The bezel is lacking some finish and the luminescent dot to the red triangle is lacking. The case shows scuffs from signficant wear and pitting to the back. The inside of the case back is numbered IV 1958, indicating it was made in the fourth quarter of 1958.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

The Tudor brand, first introduced by Rolex during the mid 1940s, was designed with the goal of offering high quality watches at less expensive prices than the Rolex counterparts. Rolex supplied Oyster cases and crowns that Tudor used in the manufacturing of their own models.

The present lot, reference 7924, was introduced in 1958, along with reference 7922. Reference 7924 features the larger case and crown of the two models and is water resistant to greater depths. The higher-cost Rolex counterpart of the era was the celebrated reference 6538, yet the quality of the Tudor watches are viewed as on par by many contemporary collectors and are becoming extremely sought after due to their rarity. In fact, in addition to the cases and crowns being supplied by Rolex, the Tudor "Auto-Prince" caliber 390 was developed by Rolex during the mid 1950s, specifically for Tudor.