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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D466221
    Case No: 2'334'561
    Model Name: GMT Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex buckle signed Rolex
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For a similar example, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex GMT has been enjoyed for over 50 years by pilots, collectors and the general public alike. The reference has evolved with many appealing features along the way.

    This matte dial reference 1675 with large tipped 24 hour hand has been kept in very good original condition and the numerals and hands have aged consistently. This aging has resulted in a nice warm orange tone. The bezel insert displays a nice pink and blue colouring, further enhancing this watch's appeal.

  • Artist Biography

    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 fine and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

1970
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am