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Rolex An highly attractive Rolex GMT Master reference 1675 in stainless steel dual time with black matte dial, long 'E' signature and bracelet

Estimation € 9,000 – 18,000

sold € 18,200

Model: GMT Master Long E
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 1675
Year: 1971
Case N°: 2826338
Caliber: 1570
Movement N°: D963927
Bracelet: stainless steel
Dimensions: 39 mm

Due to the extraordinary success of the Rolex Sports models in the 1950s, it came to no surprise when the world’s largest airline Pan Am commissioned a specially designed watch allowing their pilots to keep track of time in two locations. That’s why the first GMT model, Reference 6542, was launched in 1954 with its immediately recognizable bakelite bezel insert with the twenty-four hour markings printed on its underside. Following the success of the reference 6542, only five years later Rolex introduced the following reference 1675 which remained in production until 1980 that have now become definitely desired by collectors and enthusiasts. The lot here offered is a very nice example of this appreciated model with some attractive details. The stainless steel case is in great conditions, the bezel featured on this watch is gorgeous having faded to a rare and appealing shade of light gray and fuchsia. Moreover, the “Mark I” matte black dial is intriguing with a subtle nuance unbeknownst to some people but that serious collectors will notice and that differentiates this dial from later variants: the long “E” positioned within the “ROLEX” signature. This watch definitely well preserved, together with the appealing feature just described, is also equipped with the always fascinating stainless steel jubilee bracelet.