Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 108

ROLEX GMT MASTER, REF. 1675, HAFEZ AL-ASSAD A very fine and extremely rare self-winding stainless steel wristwatch with date, 24-hour bezel and hand.

CHF 25,000 - 35,000

HKD 200,000 - 280,000 / USD 25,000 - 35,000

Sold: CHF 35,000

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Grading System
Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-55-01

Very good

Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Gmt Master

Reference Ref. 1675

Year 1978

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex Fliplock bracelet (Ref. 9315) with deployant clasp, 185 mm.

Numbers Case N. 3387688

Caliber 1575

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.


Between the 1970 and 1980 some Rolex were sold to diplomats and local governors of the seven United Arab Emirates member states, the one displayed here has the signature of the General Hafez Al-Assad. Similar examples are also found on references 1680, 1665. This 1675 has been well conserved with nice thick lugs, a beautiful beige patina to the hands and indexes and a clear crisp red Assad signature, one of the rarest Middle East sport Rolexes.