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ROLEX | GMT MASTER EAGLE BEAK, REFERENCE 1675 STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1962

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20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • GMT MASTER EAGLE BEAK, REFERENCE 1675 STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1962
Dial: black Calibre: cal. 1560 automatic, 26 jewels Movement number: D24’498 Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: 876’214 Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 195mm Signed: case, dial and movement Accessories: none

Catalogue Note

Rolex introduced the reference 1675 in around 1959 and it was produced until 1980. Through its 21 year production, the 1675 saw a variety of evolutions and changes to the dial, case, bracelet and even the movement. This one owner watch was produced around 1962 and is typical of the early version of the 1675.
It bears a patinated glossy gilt dial with an attractive network of light cracks. These lacquered dials were produced until 1967. The gilt writing is particularly striking on this dial and matches the gilt hour and minute hands.  
The so-called eagle-beak crown guards present on this piece are even rarer as they can only be found on pieces until 1964. The 'eagle-beaks' can lose their sharp design very easily when the watch is polished. This example has been very well preserved with crisp crown guards as well as clearly defined bevelled lugs. 
Furthermore, the vintage fat font bezel has aged naturally to an appealing dark grey-blue and a copper colour. 



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