A fine and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black lacquer dial, original expandable bracelet, original guarantee, invoice and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1964
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D35745
    Case No: 1'151'073
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1560, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 80
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee dated 15 July 1965, original invoice indicating the purchase price of £83 in 1965, Bureaux Suisses de Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate dated 17 March 1965, product literature, sales tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 1675, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex GMT wristwatches have increased both in popularity and value in recent years. To find an example, manufactured in 1964, fitted with the correct black lacquer dial with gilt printing 'Swiss-T>25' designation below 6 o'clock is a very rare occurrence. Not only is the watch in original and extremely appealing condition, the numbers between the lugs are easily readable. The steel Oyster expandable bracelet stamped 2.65 matches perfectly to the original invoice of sale dated 15 July 1965.

    Seldom do such an original and complete GMT-Master come on the market, this example is a highly sought after model in fabulous original condition.

  • 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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Ref. 1675
A fine and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black lacquer dial, original expandable bracelet, original guarantee, invoice and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,不銹鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及黑色漆錶盤,“GMT-Master”,型號1675,附證書、盒子及收據,約1964年製

Circa 1964
39.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$96,000 - 144,000 

sold for HK$250,000

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

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