Rolex. An 18K gold automatic dual time zone wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, brown dial and bezel, as well as bracelet
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Rolex. An 18K gold automatic dual time zone wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, brown dial and bezel, as well as bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 5'995'940, MANUFACTURED IN 1980

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Rolex. An 18K gold automatic dual time zone wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, brown dial and bezel, as well as bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, Ref. 1675, case no. 5'995'940, manufactured in 1980
Cal 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels, burgundy-brown coloured dial, applied luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, central hand for the second time zone, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving brown bezel with gilt inlay calibrated for 24 hours, screw back, screw down crown, 18K gold Rolex President bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
40 mm. diam.
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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.

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Lot Essay

The present reference 1675 is a very unusual and appealing example of the celebrated GMT-Master model, distinguished by the highly unusual colour of its dial. The original chocolate brown of this dial has changed over time to an attractive burgundy-brown, beautifully harmonizing with the gold indexes and hands and the gold case. The dial furthermore impresses by its special applied luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals with stylish raised gold surround. This particular type of dial, regardless of its colour, is nicknamed "bicchierini" by Italian watch collectors, which translates as "small glasses".

An overall charming watch, it further delights by having retained its crisp gold marks, sharp outlines, as well as crisp milling on the back and to the sides of the bezel.

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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