Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 1675 further stamped II.67 inside caseback
    Movement No: 046'193
    Case No: 1'767'626
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee Made in USA bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex box with outer packaging, Bulletin de Marche, product literature, hang tag and one extra link.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1959 to succeed the reference 6542, reference 1675 displays a much more robust design thanks to a metallic bezel insert and crown guard. On the dial side, the new reference presented a “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” script and a much larger triangle tip on the 24-hour hand. In production for more than 20 years, this model was used by many pilots around the world including Sheila Scott, who became the first woman to perform a solo flight around the world, in 1966. She later set more than 100 solo flight records.
    The present watch is an extremely attractive model from the late 1960s. It displays the large triangle on the GMT hand and the inscription Swiss- T < 25 to indicate that the luminous material on the dial is made of Tritium. The bezel has pleasingly faded to a lighter blue and a subtle raspberry color. The luminous on the dial has aged to a darker cream color which confers to the watch a deep and eye catching charisma.

  • Artist Biography


    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 further stamped II.67 inside caseback
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, bracelet, box and papers

Circa 1967
39.5 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF36,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018