A yellow gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, nipple dial and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D264236
    Case No: 3'184'837
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1963, the ‘Root Beer’ GMT was offered in a steel and gold combination. The name ‘Root Beer’ was given to this model due to the brown dial and a brown bezel insert. The present watch is towards the end of the ‘Root Beer’ series and is fitted with a two-tone insert of brown and gold. The present watch is further enhanced by its very original condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 1675
A yellow gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, nipple dial and bracelet

勞力士,18K黃金及不銹鋼,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及日曆顯示,“GMT-Master”,型號1675,約1972年製

Circa 1972
39.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 70,000 
€5,800-8,400
$6,000-9,000

sold for HK$60,000

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017