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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 496

Ref. 6542 ?Yellow Gold GMT-Master - Perspex Bezel" Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified?, case No. 367399, Ref. 6542. Made in 1957, retailed by Serpico Y Laino. Fine and extremely rare, two-time-zone, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold chronometer wristwatch with date, special 24-hour perspex bezel and hand and an 18K yellow gold riveted expanding Rolex Oyster bracelet.

CHF 55,000 - 65,000

EUR 35,000 - 40,000 / USD 45,000 - 55,000

Sold: CHF 166,300

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bidirectional revolving perspex bezel for the second time-zone in 24 hours, crystal with "cyclops" lens. D. Matte gold with applied luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold "alpha" hands. M. Cal. 1065, rhodium-plated, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 39 mm. Thickness 13 mm. Approx. overall length 195 mm. From ?The Collection?

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


The GMT-Master was launched in 1957. Gold examples are extremely rare, especially those retaining the original perspex bezel.