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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1675, inside caseback stamped I.70
    Movement No: D779’650
    Case No: 2’632’193
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped "7836", endlinks stamped “258”, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “4,72”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example bearing a 2.6 million serial features the desirable Mark I dial depicted by the long “E” on the signature and a “string-like” coronet unique to the series. Furthermore, when one views the dial under the loupe, the luminous plots on the dial display a “waffle-like” texture which is also a sign to determine the dial as Mark I.

  • 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, inside caseback stamped I.70
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet

勞力士,「GMT-Master」型號1675,精細,精鋼自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,備兩地時區、中心秒針、日期顯示,約1971年製

Circa 1971
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 120,000 
€7,100-13,700
$7,900-15,400

sold for HK$137,500

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

WatchesHK@phillips.com

 

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020