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    Rolex Rare Ref. 6542 Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master, Bakelite Bezel, Original Box, Guarantee, Chronometer Certificate, Controle Officiel De La Marche Des Montres Certificate, circa 1956
    Case: No. 212580, three body, stainless steel, screw back with IV/56 production date mark, 38 mm, bi-directional rotating bakelite bezel, screw down crown
    Dial: black, luminous dot, baton and dagger indexes, luminous skeleton hands, red central hand for the second time zone, date aperture at three
    Movement: caliber 1030, automatic, 25 jewels, No. 692451, adjusted five positions and temperature
    Band: steelinox expandable bracelet, deployant clasp
    Signed: all signed Rolex

    Note: The present watch is fresh to the market from the family of the original owner. It is presented with the original sales guarantee from the retailer Artland Watch Co., Hong Kong, dated 6 July 1957. The original bracelet is marked on the clasp 2.57 indicating the production of the bracelet in the second quarter of 1957. The watch was purchased in 1957 and serviced once by Rolex in 1961 (original Service Certificate is included. It was worn by the original owner until 1976 when it was placed in a safety deposit box. It was removed 22 years later by the owner's son and added to his Rolex collection until its presentation in this auction. The lower portion of the purchase invoice is also included. It reads "This is to certify that the bezel and dial of this GMT Master # 212580 have been tested, and do not contain any substance in violation of the AEC regulations". It is exceptionally rare to find this much sought after model in all original condition with all papers.


    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex Rare Ref. 6542 Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master, Bakelite Bezel, Original Box, Guarantee, Chronometer Certificate, Controle Officiel De La Marche Des Montres Certificate & Hang Tag
    Dial: black, luminous indexes
    Hands; luminous skeleton hands
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: 212580
    Case Info: three body, bakelite bezel
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 1030, automatic, 25 jewels, No. 692451, adjusted five positions and temperature
    Band: steelinox expandable band, original
    Circa: fourth quarter of 1956
    Condition: movement is good and running, cleaning is recommended, dial with crackle to the glaze and tiny stippling, some pitting to the hands, case back and center are very good, bezel good with wear commensurate with age, bracelet good with one link spring broken, box and papers are good
    Notes: also included is the original numbered "Rolex Oyster Swimpruf" green and gold foil hang tag
    *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

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th Thursday
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