Up for grabs is a beautiful example of a Rolex GMT-Master with a glossy gilt dial, circa 1965 (1.2m serial). 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.
The present Rolex GMT-Master is in great vintage condition. The case appears lightly polished in the past, with original beveled edges still prevalent and visible. The dial is beautiful – still very 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 the dial, aged to a golden yellow/orange color; the hour, minute and constant seconds hands have been color-matched to the dial. The original and period-correct “Pepsi” bezel insert is in great condition, with a very unique look, aged to a light faded blue and orange color.
The watch comes equipped on its original Rolex rivet 7206 bracelet, with 80 endlinks, and is dated to 1966. The bracelet has 11 full links and light stretch.