ROLEX | REF 1675 GMT MASTER, A STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1961 | 勞力士 | 1675型號「GMT MASTER」精鋼兩地時間鍊帶腕錶備日期顯示，年份約1961
REF 1675 GMT MASTER
A STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Dial: black gilt gloss
Caliber: cal. 1560 automatic, 26 jewels
Movement number: D681103
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back, pointed crown guard
Case number: 694495
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
The case is in very good overall condition, and has seen a polishing in its past. The lugs remain thick, and there is some light surface scratching present throughout. The bezel has attractively faded over time and has some light scratching throughout, most notably spanning from 22 to 2.
The dial is in very good overall condition, with a small scratch surrounding the arbor spanning from the 1 o'clock position to the 7 o'clock position. The luminous hour markers and hands have aged attractively to a light shade of brown. There is some partial loss to the lume on the minute hand, as well as the hour markers, most notably at the 7 and 11 o'clock positions. There is some light loss to the 'STE-PE' in Oyster Perpetual.
The case is in very good overall condition with light surface scuffing visible throughout from wear. The beveled edges are still prominent, and the lugs are crisp. The 5517 stamping on the underside of the lug is crisp and intact.
The dial is in excellent overall condition for a watch of its age, with crisp and legible text throughout. The luminous hour markers and hands have aged consistently to an attractive honey-colored tone.
The date function is operating properly. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Reference 1675 is the successor to the first GMT-Master ever created, reference 6542. The watch was made in response to Pan American Airways', also known as Pan AM, increased number of transatlantic flights. The dual time wristwatch is able to tell the time in two different time zones, which was supposed to help pilots from jetlag.
Reference 1675 was introduced in 1960. This example, tracing back to 1961, is one of the earliest examples and remains in superb condition.