A fine stainless steel dual time wristwatch with pointed crown guards, glossy black dial with gilt printing, date and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1961
    Reference No: 1675, inside caseback stamped iv.60
    Movement No: D54112
    Case No: 694'734
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1560, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, end links stamped 55, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 4.61
    Dimensions: 39.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example with black dial and gilt lettering, also sports the highly desirable pointed crown guards affectionately called “Cornino” or horns by collectors. In use with the earliest examples, the crown guards were later changed in the mid 60’s to rounder crown guards. Another feature of the early examples is the smaller head on the 24-hour GMT hand, along with the exclamation point at the six.

  • 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, inside caseback stamped iv.60
A fine stainless steel dual time wristwatch with pointed crown guards, glossy black dial with gilt printing, date and bracelet

勞力士,「GMT-Master」型號1675 ,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、日期顯示和黑色亮面錶盤,約1961年製

Circa 1961
39.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€13,200-22,000
$15,400-25,600

sold for HK$200,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018