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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 30

    Rolex. An attractive dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, "Long E" dial, bracelet and Attestation

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 2’109’819, CIRCA 1968

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    Rolex. An attractive dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, "Long E" dial, bracelet and Attestation
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, ref. 1675, case no. 2’109’819, circa 1968
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    DIAL: black, matte, dot, baton and dagger luminous numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, central 24 hours hand, outer minute divisions, magnified window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, bidirectional revolving bezel with red and blue insert graduated for 24 hours, screw back stamped “IV.68” to the inside, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, approx. 180 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel and green document holder


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    The present watch is a variation of the iconic GMT-Master reference 1675. It feature the so-called “Long E” dial, defined, unsurprisingly, by the E of Rolex longer than what later found. These dials were the first featuring white graphics, after the discontinuation of the gilt dials. They can be found on watches produced circa between 1966 and the early 70s.

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