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Up for grabs is an outstanding and early example of the popular “Root Beer” Rolex GMT-Master, in two-tone steel and yellow gold, circa 1969. This example features the so-called “nipple” and is fitted with the earlier “matte” dial variant of the two-tone Root Beer models (later serials were often fitted with a “Tiger’s Eye” variant). Additionally, this particular example comes complete as a full-set with its original Rolex box and Rolex “punched” Chronometer Certificate.
This Rolex GMT-Master is in excellent condition. The case is unpolished and sharp, with original factory beveled edges. The dial is gorgeous, with no wear/damage whatsoever. The original tritium lume is present on both dial and hands, aged to a beautiful dark yellow/orange color. Further, the original two-tone bezel insert has a beautiful and even age to it. Lastly, the watch comes fitted on its original and very rare two-tone folded-link Rolex 7836 bracelet, with 280 endlinks and dated to 1971, and has 10 full links with medium stretch.
This example is true collector’s grade and absolutely stunning!
Stainless Steel and Gold
Date, GMT, Time