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    Rolex, Outstanding GMT-Master Ref. 1675, Pointed Crown Guard, Tropical Gilt Dial, Full Set, Original John Bull Sales Receipt, Circa 1960
    Case: 40 mm, stainless steel, three body, bi-directional rotating bezel, screw down case back, screw down crown with pointed guard, 504484
    Dial: bronze patina, radium indexes, date aperture at 3 o'clock, luminous skeleton hands, red GMT pointer with small triangular tip
    Movement: Rolex Cal. 1560, marked "25 Fine Jewels", rhodium finish, "butterfly" rotor, D20057
    Band: stainless steel riveted band, clasp with 4/60 mark, deployant clasp, 12 links, number 64 end links
    Signed: Rolex on the case, dial, movement and clasp

    This important watch is a true "time capsule" example of the early reference 1675. It is presented with the original guarantee and sales receipt, both are dated Dec. 7/61 and signed by the selling agent John Bull. Additionally, the lot includes the chronometer rating certificate, dated 31 Jan, 1961, a 1960 GMT-Master brochure, original hang tag, a rare 11 x 8 inch four page "Watch of the Year, Time New Magazine" Rolex promotional mailer, box card, outer box with original inventory sticker and inner box that has a diagonally sloped two section black and green top lid.


    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Outstanding GMT-Master Ref. 1675, Pointed Crown Guard, Tropical Gilt Dial, Full Set, Original John Bull Sales Receipt, Circa 1960
    Dial: bronze patina, radium indexes, date aperture at 3 o'clock
    Hands: luminous skeleton hands, red GMT pointer with small triangular tip
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case: #504484
    Case Info: three body, bi-directional rotating bezel, screw down case back, screw down crown with pointed guard
    Case Width: 40 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex Cal. 1560, marked "25 Fine Jewels", rhodium finish, "butterfly" rotor, D20057
    Band: stainless steel riveted band, clasp with 4/60 mark, deployant clasp, 12 links, number 64 end links
    Circa: 1960
    Condition: This highly important timepiece has been sourced from the family of the original owner and is being offered at auction for the first time. The case is amazingly well preserved with no evidence of polishing on the lugs. The crown guard is sharply pointed. The case back is clean, unpolished and showing no repair "scratch codes" on the interior. The bezel exhibits scratches as evident in the photo. The bezel edge "teeth" are extremely sharp. The bezel insert is toned to a medium/light blue and a rich copper tone. Some scratches and wear to the crystal. The dial is original and untouched having achieved a lustrous golden/bronze patina. The band is structurally sound as new with some typical light surface scratches. The accompanying papers and boxes are very well preserved.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    December
    10th Tuesday 9:50 am CT
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    10th Tuesday
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    The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue
    400 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

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