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Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel automatic dual time wristwatch with date, sweep centre seconds, pointed crown guards, small GMT hand, gilt printed tropical dial and bracelet
The lot was imported into the UAE for sale. VAT at… Read more ROLEXGMT-Master Ref. 1675 Tropical Dial
Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel automatic dual time wristwatch with date, sweep centre seconds, pointed crown guards, small GMT hand, gilt printed tropical dial and bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 505’981, CIRCA 1960

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Rolex. A very rare and attractive stainless steel automatic dual time wristwatch with date, sweep centre seconds, pointed crown guards, small GMT hand, gilt printed tropical dial and bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, Ref. 1675, Case No. 505’981, Circa 1960
Movement: cal. 1560, automatic, 25 jewels, signed
Dial: tropical, gilt printing, central 24 hour hand with small arrow, signed
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 1675 1.63, 39 diam., signed
With: stainless steel Rolex riveted bracelet stamped 7206, deployant clasp stamped 1 70, end links stamped 82, overall length of approximately 180 mm.
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The lot was imported into the UAE for sale. VAT at 5% will be added to the hammer price and to the buyer’s premium and will be shown separately on our invoice. If the lot is released into GCC/UAE free circulation, import Duty at 5% of the low estimate will be payable by you and will be shown separately on our invoice.
We will invoice under standard VAT rules and VAT will be charged at 5% on both the hammer price and buyer’s premium and shown separately on our invoice.
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Contrary to what is mentioned on the catalogue, this Lot was imported into the UAE for the sale. VAT at 5% on both hammer price and buyer's premium and shown separately on our invoice. If the lot is released into GCC/ UAE free circulation, Import duty at 5% of the low estimate will be payable by you and will be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay

One of the earliest representative of the iconic reference 1675, the present wristwatch is offered with a very attractive dial, which has tropicalized throughout the years to the present uniform color. Featuring a chapter ring and very attractive gilt printing, the rarity of the timepiece is further enhanced by the presence of pointed crown guards, nicknamed “cornino”, as well as the original small arrow tip of the 24 hour hand, usually changed to the later version during services.

As beautiful as they are sought-after, cases with these crown guards have only been produced for a short amount of time, estimated from 1959 to 1964, and were later replaced by more noticeable square shaped examples.

A rare find at auction, the present wristwatch was carefully kept within the collection of a private Italian collector and represents a rare opportunity to obtain such an attractive and well preserved example of the attractive and iconic Rolex reference 1675.

Reference 1675
Following the success of the original GMT-Master reference 6542 in 1954, Rolex introduced successor reference 1675 only five years later. Reference 1675 stayed in production until 1980. The yellow gold version of reference 1675 originally came without crown guards, which were only introduced in 1967 on the yellow gold version to match their stainless steel counterparts. Upon its introduction, the reference was available in 18K gold or stainless steel. At the start of the 1970s, Rolex also produced versions in steel and gold, a metal combination the company markets as "Rolesor".

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