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Up for grabs is an insanely beautiful example of a Rolex GMT-Master with a glossy gilt dial, circa 1966 (1.4m serial), with a caramel brown “tropical” dial. Based on popular opinion, it is believed that certain dials aged from a black to brown color due to the composition of the lacquer and paint used by the manufacture. This example is the last gilt dial Rolex produced before transitioning to the matte dial in/around 1967. In addition, this watch comes complete with its original Rolex box, Warranty papers, and original sales receipt from 1970.
This Rolex GMT-Master is in very nice vintage condition. The case has recently been professionally polished by LAWW, who reconditioned the beveled edges to appear as factory. The dial is beautiful – still glossy, with minimal wear visible under a loupe, and as stated before, has aged to a bright caramel brown color. The original tritium lume is present on both dial and hands, aged to a golden yellow color. The original and period-correct “Pepsi” bezel insert is in nice condition, with a very attractive and even fade. Further, the watch comes equipped on a Rolex Swiss Rivet 7206 bracelet, with 80 endlinks and dated to 1967, and has 11 full links with no stretch.
Date, GMT, Time
GMT-Master, Ref. 1675