Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

79 Rolex Iconic and Attractive, GMT-Master, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Black Dial, Reference 1675

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 35,100

Model: GMT-Master
Reference: 1675
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1979
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 5 977 084
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

The Rolex GMT Master was first introduced in 1954 with the reference 6542, but the model is still manufactured today and during all these years multiple examples have been produced featuring different dials, sizes and used materials. The gold reference 1675 here offered is one of those and along with the reference 1675 in steel was introduced in 1959. They were launched because Rolex decided to update the previous reference 6542 adding a new bezel instead of the original Bakelite one, crown guards and a new caliber. The outer minute/second division is open while it is for sure present the aperture for the date, magnified by the cyclops lens on the crystal glass. The caliber is the automatic 1570 with Microstella regulating screws. Offered in great overall condition: this gold watch has a classic appeal and makes a wonderful attention to any collection considering the fact that it is not very common to find hours markers with such a nice color. The watch is completed by its original yellow-gold jubilee bracelet.