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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1675 inside caseback stamped II.70
    Movement No: D'214'261
    Case No: 2'910'867
    Model Name: GMT-Master "Mk 1"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by two Rolex punched guarantees, original sales slip, documents and wallet.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present "Mk 1" reference 1675 is characterized by the "Long E" in "Rolex". This particular example is presented in excellent condition with thick bevels and crisp edges throughout. The bezel has furthermore faded to a wonderful cherry red/baby blue tone. Even more impressive are its accompanying documents such as two Rolex punched guarantees, original sales slip, documents and wallet. The watch was most notably sold at the Philippines Area and Air Force Exchange Service, giving a glimpse into how this timepiece was originally delivered.

  • 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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Rolex

Ref. 1675 inside caseback stamped II.70
A rare and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, bracelet, invoice, guarantee and wallet

Circa 1971
39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 
€11,200-16,800
$12,800-19,100

sold for CHF27,500

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020