Up for grabs is an exceptional example of a Rolex GMT-Master with a glossy gilt dial, circa 1966 (1.4m serial), one the nicest gilt-dial GMT we have ever offered for sale. This example is the last gilt dial Rolex produced before transitioning to the matte dial in/around 1967. The gilt dials are adorned for their gold inlay, and glossy/mirror-like lacquer finish. Further, what sets this particular example apart is the fact that it comes complete with its original Rolex box and “double-punched” papers, meaning it has two sets of warranty papers (the warranty certificate and chronometer certificate), both with punched serial numbers on the documents.
The present Rolex GMT-Master is in amazing condition. The case appears lightly polished, but still shows its factory beveled edges, and is very thick. The dial is incredible – super glossy, with a true factory mirror-like finish, and no major wear, chips, or cracks to the lacquer. The original tritium lume is present on both dial and hands, aged to a golden yellow/orange color. The original and period-correct “Pepsi” bezel insert is in good condition, with a very unique look, aged to a light faded blue and pink color.
The watch comes equipped on its original Rolex rivet 7206 bracelet, with 80 endlinks, and is dated to 1966. The bracelet has 12 full links and light stretch.