2270
2270
Rolex
GMT-MASTER "CORNINO", REFERENCE 1675 A TOP QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH GILT, CHAPTER RING, EXCLAMATION DIAL, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1963
Estimate
480,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2270
Rolex
GMT-MASTER "CORNINO", REFERENCE 1675 A TOP QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH GILT, CHAPTER RING, EXCLAMATION DIAL, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1963
Estimate
480,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Rolex
GMT-MASTER "CORNINO", REFERENCE 1675 A TOP QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH GILT, CHAPTER RING, EXCLAMATION DIAL, DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1963
Dial: gilt
Calibre: cal. 1560 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 874'621
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster rivet bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 39.5 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box
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Catalogue Note

Superseding the reference 6542, the Rolex GMT Master reference 1675 had a long production run spanning from 1959 to 1980. This watch was manufactured in around 1963, making it an early 1675 and there are number of attributes that render it an exceptional example.

These early pieces had 'cornino' styled cases as the crown guards can be seen on either front or back side, which is extremely sought-after by collectors. The dial of this watch gathers some of the most attractive particulars. Foremost, it is a gilt glossy dial, referring to the gilt lettering that was used during the first eight years of production. Secondly, it has the small GMT hand which is another feature of the early GMT production.

Furthermore, it features a 'Swiss' dial as per the signature at 6 o'clock, which indicates that the dial uses radium as luminescent material as opposed to the tritium used from 1963 onwards by Rolex. The gilt glossy Swiss dial has a small luminescent dot below the 6 o’clock index. These so-called exclamation point dials were produced during a short period between 1960 and 1963, making them highly desirable among aficionados. It is usually believed that it was used to indicate the lower radioactivity of the luminescent material.

Finally, the condition of the case is exceptional with beautifully beveled edges. All of these factors make this gilt GMT a true collectors watch in amazing condition.

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