Important Collectors Wristwatches, Po...

Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 261

Ref. 6542, GMT-Master, Perspex Bezel Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 426646, Ref. 6542. Made in 1958. Fine and rare, two time zone, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, special 24-hour perspex bezel and hand. To be sold without reserve

CHF 25,000 - 30,000

USD 25,000 - 30,000 / EUR 17,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 43,200

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, red and blue graduated bidirectional revolving perspex bezel for the second time zone in 24 hours, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute track, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands. M. Cal. 1030, 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. 38 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Ref. 6542. This is the first version of the GMT model without the crown guard system. This reference was produced between 1954 and 1959, in stainless steel and in 18K gold.