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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1971
    Reference No: 1675
    Movement No: 950’972
    Case No: 2’855’569
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 7836, endlinks stamped 280, max length 185 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp stamped 1.71
    Dimensions: 39 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: With Rolex green leather fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot features a gorgeous two-tone “Pepsi” bezel that has aged delicately into light azure and rose tints, giving a unique personality to this GMT. The warm patina of the hour markers further gives the GMT a retro aura on top of its characteristic look. Instantly recognizable and eternally chic, the present lot represents vintage Rolex at its best. Coming with a green leather fitted presentation box, this is an exceptional opportunity to own an early and rare 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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Ref. 1675
An early and rare stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep center seconds, bracelet and presentation box

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

Estimate
HK$65,000 - 95,000 
€7,200-10,500
$8,300-12,200

Sold for HK$175,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018