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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1963
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D75667
    Case No: 875'462
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1560, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case back inscribed Donald S. Pressman Lexington Kentucky 1-13-64
    Literature: For another example of a reference 1675 with underline dial, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 192.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present GMT-Master is consigned by an important Asian collector and was made in 1963. The dial is very charismatic, original and carries the highly sought after underline lacquer dial. Around 1963 to 1964, Rolex watches appear to feature an underline, which indicates the use of tritium rather than radium. The case carries full proportions and really completes the overall look of this vintage GMT.

  • 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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Property of a Gentleman

1102

Ref. 1675
A fine and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, black lacquer underline 'Swiss' dial, pointed crown guard and bracelet

Circa 1963
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case back inscribed Donald S. Pressman Lexington Kentucky 1-13-64

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 240,000 
€19,300-28,900
$20,000-30,000

Sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017