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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 89

ROLEX, REF. 1675, GMT-MASTER, ORIGINAL WARRANTY, STEEL

A fine, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with GMT indication.

Brand Rolex

Model Gmt-Master

Reference 1675

Year Circa 1978

Case No. 5635256

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bracelet (78360/580), approx. overall length 195 mm.

Caliber 1570

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 9,000 - 14,000

HKD 72,000 - 112,000 / USD 9,000 - 14,000

Sold: CHF 13,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands


Notes

Property of the original British pilot It would seem appropriate that pilots themselves would wear the famous GMT-Master as it was initially marketed towards them as seen in early Rolex ads featuring the Pan-Am airline. Meticulous as one would expect, the watch has retained its original punched warranty, the original purchase receipt, business card from the store vendor, 4 different service receipts, calendar card and hang tag. In his own words from the original owner: "Now retired, I was an airline captain flying worldwide routes. Whilst in transit in Hong Kong, in December 1977, I bought myself this Rolex GMT Master 1675 and it has been on my wrist, trouble free and reliable ever since. I found the GMT function most useful, especially when crossing multi time zones, never more so than when, as a captain on the Boeing 747-400 with Singapore Airlines, I was continually flying their extensive, global route structure. The watch has flown with me around the world for more than 8'000'000 miles".