Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 168

Ref. 1675, GMT Master, Yellow gold

EUR 30,000 - 50,000

USD 33,900 - 57,000 / HKD 266,000 - 442,000 / CHF 31,200 - 52,000

Sold: EUR 41,600

Very fine and rare 18k yellow gold wristwatch with 2 time zone, brown dial and date. With 18k yellow gold jubilé bracelet.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model GMT Master

Reference 1675

Year 1968

Movement No. D904802

Case No. 1934460

Bracelet yellow gold Rolex jubilee bracelet with deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 1570

Weight 132,39 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement


From its launch in 1955, the GMT-Master was distinguished by its 24-hour rotating bezel to determine whether it is day or night, fitted with an additional hand circling the dial in 24 hours. This watch allowed pilots of the booming intercontinental flights of this time to read the time in two time zones simultaneously. Originally the bezel disc was made of red and blue bakelite, by 1959 the disc was replaced for aluminum and epoxy.

The model offered is a 1968 reference 1675 “luxury” GMT-Master. Rolex is one of the manufacturers to offer sports watches in gold. It is a round case in 18k yellow gold, 40 mm in diameter, with a brown rotating bezel graduated 24 hours. Brown dial with luminescent round indexes, date window at 3 o'clock. Mercedes hands and central second hand. Mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronometer certified. Here is an iconic watch that changed the court of aviation.