Stunning 1968 Rolex Oyster GMT Master 1675 With Box and Papers Investment Watch

The Overview

The Rolex Oyster GMT was launched in 1954 and has become hugely collectable over the years with early examples, the 6542, nudging £100,000… The 1675 series has one of Rolex longest production runs. Film fans may know that Pussy Galore wore a GMT in Goldfinger – Pan Am also used the watch for all their pilots. To find a version of the 1675 with the original guarantee paperwork, cigarette card and box is wonderful.

This 1675 was sold in 1968 through Boucherer in Switzerland in 1968. The solid steel case is in overall very good condition – surface scratching. The case will have been polished over the years but it’s retained its’ integrity. The guaranteed genuine Rolex matt dial is a later tritium dial variant upgraded at service (this dial was used by Rolex from 1970) and is again in excellent condition (any marks are dust or minor scratches on the plexi-glass lens). The Pepsi bezel insert is almost certainly a replacement but would’ve been many years ago as it’s aged to a beautiful soft pink. The original calibre 1570 automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker. The watch sits on a genuine though later Rolex Jubilee bracelet. As few as 1 in 250 watches of this age have the original paperwork let alone have the box and GMT cigarette card. We have all 3 of these which makes it an extremely rare set.

In view of the high quality movement we’ll include a 12 month guarantee.

 

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The Case

The solid steel case is in overall very good condition – surface scratching. The case will have been polished over the years but it’s retained its’ integrity. The case measures 39mm across, excluding the Rolex signed crown and 47mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, Patented Stainless Steel’ and the case number is ‘1675’. The serial number matches the guarantee card.

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The Dial

The guaranteed genuine Rolex matt dial is again in excellent condition (any marks are dust or minor scratches on the plexi-glass lens). It is a slightly later service dial which was introduced in 1970 so we think it would’ve been changed due to damage in the 1970’s. The Pepsi bezel insert is almost certainly a replacement but would’ve been many years ago as it’s aged to a beautiful soft pink.

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The Movement

The original calibre 1570 automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1570’. The movement number is ‘DD486624’.

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The Provenance

Very rarely we have the original Rolex guarantee, the GMT ‘Cigarette Card’ and original Rolex box – inner and outer.

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About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

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Why Purchase a Watch from SVW

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. We will provide an insurance valuation in excess of our asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location we’ll happily show the watch.

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