The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
240 Rolex Iconic and Desirable, GMT-Master, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Box and Service, Reference 1675
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Sold € 40,300
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 1 906 232
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Service and Booklets
The first GMT Master, realized in 1954, was born to be a real tool watch but the following models soon began to be manufactured in precious metal for a lavish touch. Rolex indeed introduced a totally new style surprising the public with one of the first sports watches ever produced in gold: cased in 18K yellow gold, the present reference 1675 is a representative of the “luxury evolution” of the GMT-Master series. The present example is a very rare and sought-after “Concorde” variant. In the late 1960s, Rolex published a series of advertisements stating “If you were flying the Concorde, you’d wear a Rolex” showing a yellow-gold reference 1675 displaying baton hands, collectors consequently bestowed the “Concorde” name on this rare and attractive variant. Compared to the classic GMT, it has been set aside by the iconic bicolor bezel for a new one in full brown. This lot is preserved finely: the crown guards, introduced with this model, are still cool and defined. The brown bezel above mentioned is slowly fading but its style brown-gold perfectly matches with the case and dial. The dial has indeed been realized in a dark brown color with applied luminous yellow-gold batons, triangular and dot indexes, for this reason also known as “nipple” dial given the particular shape of these numerals. 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.