REFERENCE 1675 GMT-MASTER RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1972
December 15, 07:07 PM GMT
25,000 - 45,000 USD
REFERENCE 1675 GMT-MASTER
RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.: A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1972
Caliber: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case-back
Case number: 2'980'640
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet with folding clasp, 62510 H endlinks 502B, 50
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The reference 1675 GMT was introduced in 1959 and stayed in continuous production until 1980 making it one of the longest produced references in Rolex’s history. Initially launched with a two-tone red and blue bezel insert (nicknamed the ‘Pepsi’ bezel) to enable the wearer to differentiate day and night, In the early 1970s Rolex introduced an all-black bezel insert which even though may seem less practical, is more discreet and rarer than the ‘Pepsi’ version.
The current example is from circa 1972 and presents in exceptional condition. The dial, hour markers and hands have all aged at a consistent rate to a warm pumpkin color. The case retains its original sharp proportions, with chamfers still visible to the lugs. The case back is stamped 11.71 and the numbers between the lugs are crisp and clear.
What makes this example stand out from any other in addition to its condition is the presence of its retails stamp, Tiffany & Co, to the dial. Examples such as these, elevated in their rarity by their double signed dials don’t come to market often, especially in such well preserved and original condition.