Rolex Oyster Perpetual “Pepsi” GMT-Master Wristwatch, With Date
circa 1960; reference #1675; case #621907; movement #D71036; 25 jewel cal.1560 automatic wind movement adjusted to temperature and 5 positions; in a stainless steel case with a stainless steel strap and deployant buckle
June 12, 2018
Price Realised: $102,000
The famous red-and-blue rotating GMT bezel, which appeared on the very first GMT-Master watch in 1955, inspired the model’s nickname, “Pepsi”. Not only did the two colors look great, they have a practical application too. The red area on the bezel represents daylight hours and blue is for night hours.
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