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Rolex
'CONCORDE' GMT MASTER, REF 1675 YELLOW GOLD DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1966
Dial: brown
Calibre:
cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels
Movement number:
88'079
Case:
18k yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number:
1'218'526
Closure:
18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 185 mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
none
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Catalogue Note

The present lot is an especially opulent tool watch, a combination of attributes which really summarises the era in which it was produced and the occasion for which it was chosen to commemorate.  This particular reference, produced in the mid-60s, was featured in a Rolex advertisement celebrating the inaugural flight of Concorde earning it its nickname. 

This lot, preserved in wonderful condition retains its original stick hour and minute hands and small GMT hand, a combination unique to this model.  What is more is the lack of crown guards denoting  this watch as a transitional model.

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