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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 396

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, explanation dial and bracelet, made for the Peruvian Airforce

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER-PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 876'732, MANUFACTURED IN 1962

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, explanation dial and bracelet, made for the Peruvian Airforce
    Signed Rolex, Oyster-Perpetual, GMT-Master, ref. 1675, case no. 876'732, manufactured in 1962
    Cal. 1560 nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, central hand for the second time zone, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with revolving black bezel calibrated for 24 hours, screw back engraved Fuerza Aerea Del Peru, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp stamped 2.59, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex fitted green presentation box and colour photocopy of the period GMT-Master brochure in Spanish.

    Originally made in cooperation with Pan Am for their pilots, the GMT-Master model soon became also the watch of choice for military pilots: by keeping the rotating bezel at "12", the watch indicates both civilian and military or 24 hour time. It therefore comes to no surprise that armed forces, such as the Fuerza Aérea del Péru, would supply the GMT-Master to their airmen.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.