Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 1675, repeated inside caseback
    Movement No: D973’391
    Case No: 2’921’254
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet, endlinks stamped “54”, max length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex concealed folding clasp stamped “3,71”
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by an additional crystal.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example GMT-Master ref. 1675 encased in 18K yellow gold from circa 1972 features a faded brown metallic bezel giving the present timepiece an attractive vintage appeal and further enhanced by a clean and well-preserved dial. The present example bears an early dial variation featuring an applied gold coronet, with later gold examples featuring a painted coronet. Preserved in attractive overall condition with the original Jubilee style bracelet measuring a full 215mm in length, the present timepiece would fit most expectations.

  • Artist Biography


    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, repeated inside caseback
A very fine and rare yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet

Circa 1972
39mm diameter
Case, dial and movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$93,000 - 140,000 

Sold for HK$193,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020