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.