Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Tudor box and paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Tudor bracelet, all links included. The watch is from July 2022 and is sold in unworn condition. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.
The Tudor trademark was first registered in 1926 by the Swiss watchmaking company “Veuve de Philippe Hüther” on behalf of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex watches, Wilsdorf took it over himself in 1936. Just after the second world war, Hans Wilsdorf Founder of Rolex knew that the time had come to expand and give the Tudor brand a proper identity of its own, the Tudor Rose started to appear on their dials from this time. Thus, on 6 March 1946, he created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” company, specialising in models for both men and women. Rolex guaranteed the technical, aesthetic and functional characteristics, along with the distribution and after-sales service. In 1948 we saw the first Tudor-specific advertising. A few years later they introduced the TUDOR Oyster Prince in 1952, Hans Wilsdorf allowed Tudor to use their waterproof Oyster case and the original self-winding Perpetual ’rotor’ movement. This was an exclusive arrangement that benefitted both brands, development soon commenced with the introduction of the TUDOR Oyster Prince Submariner, reference 7922 in 1954, this watch was quickly adopted by the French Navy in 1956. Building on their reputation of robustness in 1961 the Rose was replaced by the shield. Later in 1969, we saw the design changes in Ref. 7016 where for the first time square indexes and angular hands nicknamed “snowflake” allowed for a greater amount of lume to be applied; this was appreciated by the divers of the French Navy. Today these innovations can be seen in the Black Bay and Pelagos collections. In 1971 Tudor introduced the Oysterdate chronographs nicknamed “Monte-Carlo” due to their resembling a roulette wheel. Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 1996. In that same year, Tudor decided to shed Rolex signed components such as the cases, crowns and bracelets in favour of Tudor branded ones. Today Tudor uses their in-house movements developed initially in 2015 in collaboration with Breitling.
Here we have an Unworn 2022 Tudor Heritage Chronograph 70330N with a 42mm satin-brushed and polished stainless steel case, a lug-to-lug of 50mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we find the screwed-down chronograph pushers and a signed screw-down crown protected by crown guards, deep knurling helps with extra grip. The bidirectional stainless steel case has a 12-hour insert useful for a second time zone, a flat sapphire crystal sits above a grey dial, an outer black raised 60-minute chapter ring has red numerals and a silver minute track precisely printed, broad applied obelisk indexes are coated in luminance marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a small seconds register inside a black background. At 6 o’clock a framed date window and finally, at 9 o’clock a 45-minute register with the 5 to 10 minutes highlighted in red. At 12 o’clock the Tudor shield is coated in luminance. On the reverse, a screw-down coin-edged case back, inside an Automatic Tudor Cal. T401. The watch comes fitted on its 22mm Tudor satin brushed stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp and comes with its Tudor presentation box and papers.
This is easily one of my favourite modern Tudor's, whilst it's certainly not small, it wears incredibly well considering the size and I find it super comfortable. The original Monte Carlo is a dream watch for me personally, one day I do hope to own one, in the meantime, I have considered picking one of these up and enjoying it... So do me a favour and snap it up before I make some decisions!