GMT-MASTER, REFERENCE 1675
A STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1972
Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 2'971'321
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date function is working properly. The dial is a later service replacement but is in very appealing overall condition, tiny lost of lumes on the indexes. The bezel with minor surface wear throughout. The case with light polishing and minor signs of wear to the band and behind the lugs. The case back with tiny scuff marks at places. The bracelet with minor signs of surface wear. however it is in very good overall condition for its age.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
Very similar to the reference 6542 that was introduced in 1954 as the first dual time zone wristwatch from Rolex, the present watch reference 1675 is one of the longest produced references by all brands. A model that is not only popular amongst pilots and jetsetters for its convenience in tracking both local and home time zones, its varieties and succession of dials, hands, movements, and case components have also created a strong appeal to the general public.
Offered in a very clean and appealing condition, the present 1675 made in the 1970s is a great option for not only vintage Rolex enthusiast but also to daily users.