Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 296


CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 15,000

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

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands

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


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”.