A fine and rare yellow gold dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D996971
    Case No: 2'869'983
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 180 mm. maximum length, end link stamped 85
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a yellow gold GMT reference 1675, please see Rolex Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches Volume I by Oswaldo Patrizzi, page 379.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The GMT-Master reference 1675 replaced its predecessor reference 6542 and stayed in production until 1980. The reference 1675 differs from the 6542 as the case is fitted with crown guards and the bezel is no longer bakelite, instead, it is fitted with metal inserts. The present watch is preserved in very appealing and original condition and still retains its gold riveted Oyster bracelet. The case is very crisp with nicely beveled edges and the 'nipple' dial is in excellent 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 yellow gold dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及日曆顯示,“GMT-Master”,型號1675,約1972年製

Circa 1972
39.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$125,000

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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