Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 226

ROLEX, REF. 1675, GMT MASTER, BROWN “NIPPLE” DIAL, YELLOW GOLD

Very fine 18k yellow gold, two time zone, self-winding wristwatch, brown “nipple” dial with date at 3.

Brand Rolex

Model GMT-Master

Reference 1675

Year Circa 1970

Movement No. D599778

Case No. 2812539

Bracelet 18k yellow gold riveted Oyster bracelet with 18k yellow gold deployant clasp signed, endlinks 80

Caliber 1570

Dimensions 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original guarantee

EUR 38,000 - 48,000

USD 46,000 - 58,000 / HKD 357,000 - 450,000

Sold: EUR 45,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-58-01

Good

Slightly damaged bezel

HANDS Original


Notes

It was in 1954, probably at the request of "PAN AM", the Pan American World Airways - one of the largest airline companies created in 1926 - that Rolex conceived the GMT. It is a pilot's wristwatch which, thanks to an additional hand and a blue and red bi-directional bezel, allows instant reading of a second time zone. A watchmaking complication essential to the emergence of long-haul flights, and therefore an essential tool for travelers. Its most iconic version is undoubtedly the reference 1675, created in 1960, which will be produced for 31 years. In this case, what makes the piece we are presenting special is, in addition to its very good state of preservation for a yellow gold watch, its brown dial, known as "nipple dial" because of the shape of the indexes.