View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2262. Rolex | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial", Reference 1675, A yellow gold dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1978 | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial" 型號1675  黃金兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1978年製.
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Rolex | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial", Reference 1675, A yellow gold dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1978 | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial" 型號1675 黃金兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1978年製

Estimate:

160,000

to
- 200,000 HKD

Rolex | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial", Reference 1675, A yellow gold dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1978 | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial" 型號1675 黃金兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1978年製

Rolex | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial", Reference 1675, A yellow gold dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1978 | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial" 型號1675 黃金兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1978年製

Estimate:

160,000

to
- 200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

214,200

HKD

Rolex

勞力士


GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial", Reference 1675

A yellow gold dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1978

GMT-Master II "Nipple Dial" 型號1675

黃金兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約1978年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels

Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back

Case number: 5'551'191

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is in attractive and original condition. The lumes have all aged consistently and do not react under UV. The hands have been changed during a service. The bezel insert is in nice condition. The case with light surface wear but with nice beveled edges. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp. The case back with a crisp milled edge with only some very light signs of opening. There is light wear under the lugs caused from removing the bracelet. The hallmarks are very crisp. The bracelet is in attractive condition, the bracelet is stretched with surface wear throughout.


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."

Rolex made the reference 1675 GMT-Master in steel, steel and gold and gold. The gold examples, like the present watch, are highly sought after by collectors as they were made in considerably smaller numbers than the other 2 case variants. The gold example was the only sports model offered for sale with the option to have an accompanying bracelet. This example is further highlighted by its "Nipple Dial", a name adopted by collectors due to the shape of the numerals.