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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1978
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: D621667
    Case No: 5'876'307
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Later stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped 78360, end links stamped 593, max. length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 78360, S11
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee stamped by retailer Serpico & Laino.
    Literature: For another stainless steel reference 1675, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 192 and 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    An icon amongst vintage watch collectors, the reference 1675 is a tool watch that today has a masculine aesthetic that is functional both inside and outside the corporate office. The present watch is a lovely original example. The case remains crisp with sharp beveled edges, and an attractive dial that has aged nicely over the years. Accompanied by the original certificate, signed by the retailer Serpico & Laino, this watch is a true collectors dream.

  • 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 attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds and original guarantee, retailed by Serpico & Laino

Circa 1978
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 90,000 
€6,500-9,800
$7,500-11,000

Sold for HK$225,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017