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ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE 18K GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE, BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE 18K GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE, BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE 18K GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE, BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE 18K GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE, BRACELET, ORIGINAL GUARANTEE AND BOX
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ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE AND BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, RETAILED BY CARTIER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 5’769’592, HAND-STAMPED CARTIER REFERENCE NUMBER 86419, CIRCA 1978

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ROLEX. AN EXTREMLY RARE AND VERY FINE STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE AND BRACELET
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, RETAILED BY CARTIER, REF. 1675, CASE NO. 5’769’592, HAND-STAMPED CARTIER REFERENCE NUMBER 86419, CIRCA 1978
Movement: cal. 1570, automatic, 26 jewels, signed
Dial: signed by maker and retailer
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 1675, 39.5 mm. diam., signed, hand-stamped Cartier reference number underneath the lower right lug
With: 14K gold and stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet with deployant clasp stamped USA 78, overall length of approx. 200 mm.
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Please note that the watch is in 14K gold and stainless steel. It is furthermore NOT sold with the original guarantee and box.

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The present ref. 1675 is a well preserved and extremely rare example of this legendary reference, featuring the much sought-after Cartier signature to the upper half of the dial and hand-stamped Cartier reference number underneath the lower right lug, a true gem for the connoisseur of exceptional timepieces.

Since its beginnings in 1905, Rolex watches were sold by the world’s most exclusive jewelers and retailers, including Tiffany & Co., Serpico y Laino and Joyeria Riviera, their relevant names proudly featured on the dials. However, among these “double-signed” Rolexes the rarest and most thought-after are those retailed by the celebrated house of Cartier.

It is thought that during a very short period of time in the 1970s, Cartier’s New York Fifth Avenue boutique carried Rolex watches. This rather improbable sounding assumption is explained by the fact that back then, the brand’s London, New York and Paris offices were entirely separate businesses. Robert Kenmore, the owner of the US branch, took liberties that would be inacceptable today, including selling watches made by competing brands.

The absolute rarity of the Cartier retailed Rolexes is further underlined by the fact that to date, a mere handful of these exclusive timepieces have appeared in public to date.

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