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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D921854
    Case No: 3'113'594
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, 185 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Garantie dated 13 August 1976, leather wallet, service receipt, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: For another stainless steel reference 1675, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 192 and 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This GMT-Master is a very original and charismatic example. Not only that it retains its original guarantee, the case is very crisp with sharp beveled edges, easily seen with the naked eye. The dial is very attractive and the numerals and hands have aged consistently together and now exhibits a very warm and inviting orange tone.

  • 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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Ref. 1675
A fine and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet and original guarantee

Circa 1971
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 100,000 
€8,200-11,700
$8,700-12,500

Sold for HK$125,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016