A rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and 'tropical' dial

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D397169
    Case No: 1'837'583
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This matte dial GMT with large tipped 24 hour hand has been preserved in excellent condition. The dial has aged consistently to an attractive brown tone, giving the watch a warm and charismatic look. The numerals and hands have also aged to an even beige tone, giving the watch a lot of character. The watch furthermore retains its satin factory finish, with sharp edges to the case. Overall the watch is an exceptional example.

  • 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
A rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and 'tropical' dial

勞力士,罕有,不銹鋼自動上弦腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針、日曆顯示及棕色錶盤,“GMT-Master”,型號1675,1970年製

1970
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for HK$150,000

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: Two

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016