Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

145 Rolex Nice and Beautiful, GMT-master, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Gilt Dial, Reference 1675, With Box, Warranty and Bulletin

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 35,000

Lot Description

Model: GMT-Master
Reference: 1675
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1960
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1565
Case N°: 623 275
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Booklets, Warranty and Bulletin de Marche

In 1954, was presented the first GMT model, Reference 6542 with its immediately recognizable Bakelite bezel insert. Only 5 years later, in the light of the success of this model, the reference 1675 was presented, 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 to 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 Jubilee bracelet, its original box, warranty by Astrua Torino, booklets and the bulletin de marche.