A rare and very fine stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, bracelet and original presentation box and guarantee

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1979
    Reference No: 1675
    Case No: 5’736’903
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 78360, end links stamped 580, max length 190
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 78360, F
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: With green leather fitted presentation box and guarantee
    Literature: For another stainless steel reference 1675, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 192 and 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In extremely well-preserved condition, this GMT-Master has a strong case with the sharp lug bevels and edges. The dial has nicely aged with the markers and hands having developed a warm vanilla color. The watch is accompanied by the Rolex presentation box and original guarantee, and offers a tremendous value for collectors.

  • 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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FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTOR

Rolex

Ref. 1675
A rare and very fine stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, bracelet and original presentation box and guarantee

勞力士,「GMT-Master」型號1675,精細及罕有,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時區和日期顯示,約1979年製。附錶盒和保證書

Circa 1979
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€8,800-13,200
$10,300-15,400

sold for HK$225,000

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