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Lot No. 478 (89th Auction)
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master Superlative Chronometer officially certified", Case No. 1596988, Ref. 1675, Cal. 1570, 39 mm, circa 1967

A gentleman's rare, very fine automatic wristwatch with 24-hour indicator and date
Case: 18k gold, screw back, chocolate brown turnable bezel with 24h indicator, screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, Rolex buckle. Dial: chocolate brown, applied luminous indexes, centre seconds, 24-hour hand, date, luminous Mercedes hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 6 adj., 26 jewels, Glucydur screw balance, shock protection for balance.

Ref. 1675
The GMT-Master line was originally created for aviators and the jet-set. The GMT-Master was the official watch of Pan Am airlines and indicates time in two separate time-zones via the revolving bezel and 24-hour hand. The bezel is set to home or reference time and is used in conjunction with the 24-hour hand. Ref. 1675 was launched in 1960 and was available in stainless steel, stainless steel and gold and 18K yellow gold without the crown guard. From the early 1970s it was available in Rolesor (steel and gold). Caliber 1575 is an improved version of the caliber 1570. The bridge of the caliber 1575 is however still engraved 1570.
A similar watch is illustrated in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, 2001 Edition, p. 325.

to be sold without reserve
Estimate  8,000 - 9,000 €

Price Realised  11,200 €
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