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    Description

    Rolex, Rare Ref. 6542 NCG GMT-Master, 18k Gold, Circa 1959
    Case: 38 mm, 18k yellow gold, three body, screw down back and crown, bronze bezel with gold 24 hour numerals, No. 424280
    Dial: brown/bronze with gilt lettering and minute marks, luminous gold triangle, baton and "nipple" markers, luminous gold alpha hands, small arrow 24 hour hand
    Movement: Rolex Cal. 1065, rhodium finish, 25 jewels, adjusted five positions and temperature
    Band: leather, plated buckle
    Signed: Rolex on case, dial, movement

    This lot is presented at auction for the first time. It comes directly from the family of the original owner


    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Rare Ref. 6542 NCG GMT-Master, 18k Gold, Circa 1959
    Signed: Rolex on case, dial, movement
    Model: Ref. 6542
    Dial: brown/bronze with gilt lettering and minute marks, luminous gold triangle, baton and "nipple" markers
    Hands: luminous gold alpha hands, small arrow 24 hour hand
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case: #No. 424280
    Case Info: three body, screw down back and crown, bronze bezel with gold 24 hour numerals
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex Cal. 1065, rhodium finish, 25 jewels, adjusted five positions and temperature
    Band: leather, plated buckle
    Circa: 1950's
    Condition: The dial presents in very fine condition. Luminous material later added to the GMT pointer. The case is good with signs of wear and polishing commensurate to age. Case back is lightly engraved "Mom 6-7-88, Dad 10-15-88". Movement runs and sets as it should. Heritage does not guarantee timekeeping accuracy. We always recommend servicing for daily use and timekeeping accuracy
    *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".

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    June
    9th Tuesday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    June
    9th Tuesday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    13 Days 10h 48m 34s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: 79
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 54001-54127) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 (11:00 AM Eastern Time).
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    The Langham New York, Fifth Avenue
    400 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

    Current Bid:
    $34,000
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