Rolex. A stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch with dual time zone  GMT Master 'Pepsi', Ref: 1675, Circa 1971

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Lot 51
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch with dual time zone
GMT Master 'Pepsi', Ref: 1675, Circa 1971

Sold for £ 17,562 (US$ 22,849) inc. premium
Rolex. A stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch with dual time zone
Model: GMT Master 'Pepsi'
Reference: 1675
Date: Circa 1971
Movement: 26-jewel Cal.1570 automatic, adjusted to 5 positions & temperature, No.D58****
Dial: Black, luminous dot hour markers, baton quarters, white outer minute divisions, magnified date aperture at 3, polished Mercedes hands with luminous inserts, centre seconds, arrow tipped dual time zone hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back and shouldered crown, blue and red 'Pepsi' bezel insert, inside back stamped III.72, No.324****
Strap/Bracelet: Polished Oyster link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 39mm

Footnotes

  • The Rolex GMT was launched in 1954 after the Transatlantic Airways company asked Rolex to produce a watch useful for their pilots. It quickly gained favour among the Pan-Am executives and the business jet-set community as a whole.

    Offered continuously since its introduction with relatively little modification it is perhaps, along with the Submariner, the most classic Rolex 'tool' watch made. The reference 1675 began production 80 years ago in 1960. This was the first GMT Master reference to feature protective crown guards as well as the smaller triangular tip on the second hour hand. The current example features a highly attractive gilt dial.

    Examples of the immense popularity and timeless style of the model are evident with steel GMT Master watches being worn on the wrist of actors and actresses such as Honor Blackman as 'Pussy Galore' in the 1964 movie Goldfinger, Tom Selleck as the Ferrari driving 'Thomas Magnum' in the 1980s television series Magnum PI (series 2-4) and more recently on the wrist of Ben Affleck in the 2014 movie Gone Girl.
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Rolex. A stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch with dual time zone  GMT Master 'Pepsi', Ref: 1675, Circa 1971
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