1976 Monte Carlo Chronograph Ref. 7149/0
7149 Tudor Monte Carlo Chronograph - the rare acrylic tachymeter Monty. The early two-register Tudor chronographs are becoming hot property in the vintage watch world. This Monte Carlo is in original, untouched condition and its daring dial layout and colour scheme will make a real splash on the wrist.
WATCH CONDITION REPORT
Our Monte Carlo has a strong case with original bevels still evident and great ‘square’ crown guards. The dial is in great condition with the vibrant orange tones remaining but some lume loss evident on the hour markers. The rare original acrylic bezel has some cracks at 9 o’clock. Our pictures are an important part of the condition report – please scrutinise them in detail. For any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.
Model: Oysterdate Chronograph Reference: 7149/0 Year: 1976 Box/Paper: No Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds; date; 45-minute stopwatch chronograph; tachymeter Material: Stainless-steel; black acrylic bezel Dimension: 40mm Dial: Grey Case: Stainless-steel Movement: Automatic chronograph Lume:
Indices, hour and minute hands treated with tritium lume Calibre: Tudor-modified Valjoux 234 Water Resistance: No waterproof guarantee is offered with vintage watches Strap: Leather Lug Width: 20mm Manufactured country: Switzerland
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PLACE YOUR BETS
It was this series that became known by collectors as the original Monte Carlo watches, as the dials had a resemblance to the roulette tables of the famous casinos of Monte Carlo.
MULTI-COLOUR MONTE CARLO
The use of bright colour was quite pronounced, with bright orange elements on both chronograph registers as well as on the outer seconds' markers. The 7100 series remained in the Tudor catalogue until approximately 1977.
The 7149 with acrylic tachymeter bezel is the rarest reference as the bezels were quite fragile and prone to damage.
HIGH BEAT MOVES
The manually wound Tudor-modified caliber 234 was a high-frequency movement with 21,600 beats per hour.