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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 177

    Rolex. A fine and rare dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, blue bezel and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 5’420’346, CIRCA 1977

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    Rolex. A fine and rare dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, blue bezel and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, ref. 1675, case no. 5’420’346, circa 1977
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    DIAL: black, matte, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep cetnre seconds, central 24 hours hand, outer minute divisions, magnified window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, bidirectional revolving blue bezel graduated for 24 hours, screw back, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement signed
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, Hecho en Mexico deployant clasp, approx. 185 mm.


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    The present lot represents a rare and attractive variation of the iconic GMT-Master model, characterized by the attractive blue bezel – instead of the usual “pepsi”. It is thought to be a variation originally designed for military timepieces, possibly because of the increased overall readability.

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