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31 October 2020 | Monaco | Lot 244

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Rolex Rare and Collectible Gmt-master “cornino” “freccino” Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 1675, With Black Gilt Dial, Box and Papers

Estimate € 9,000 – 18,000

Sold € 23,530

Model: GMT-Master
Reference: 1675
Case Material: Stainless steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless steel
Year: 1960
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1560
Case N°: 621747
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Box and papers

In 1954, was presented the first GMT model, Reference 6542 with its immediately recognizable Bakelite bezel insert with the twenty-four hours’ markings printed on its underside. Only 5 years later, in the light of the success of this model, the reference 1675 was presented, which remained in production until 1980 and which made significant and important innovations able to solve some flaws of the previous model. First of all, the Bakelite ring was replaced with a more resistant steel bezel and were added the crown guards to protect the crown from any hits. The lot offered here is a beautiful specimen of 1675 with special features: the stainless steel case is in great conditions with a well-preserved chapter ring and very attractive gilt printing. The rarity of this timepiece is further enhanced by the presence of pointed crown guards, nicknamed “Cornino”, as well as the original small arrow tip of the 24-hour hand, usually changed to the later version during services. This watch definitely lavish, together with the appealing feature just described, is also equipped with the always fascinating stainless steel Oyster bracelet.