‘Extremely rare’ Rolex Carmarthenshire watch could sell for £20,000 at auction
A Rolex watch from the early 1960s described as “extremely rare” could sell for tens of thousands at auction.
The watch was brought for appraisal to the Carmarthen office of Rogers Jones and Co Auctioneers and Valuers and is going under the hammer at their auction in Cardiff on Saturday 16th July.
Charles Hampshire of Rogers Jones and Co said: ‘It comes to us from a private collector in North Carmarthenshire and has been cataloged in our upcoming ‘Selections and Collections’ premium auction with an estimated sale price of between 15,000 and £20,000.
This is a very rare men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master stainless steel bracelet watch that dates to circa 1959 or 1960.
It is listed as the 1675 model, with pointed crown guards, a fuchsia bezel, a shiny gold chapter ring dial with a lightweight spider-like design.
Mr Hampshire added: “The watch belonged to the current seller’s late husband and before that his father who is believed to have owned it from origin, dispatched via our Carmarthen office.
“The sheer originality of this rare Rolex, I have to admit, took my breath away when I first laid eyes on it.
He added: “Not only is this an extremely early iteration of the GMT-Master, it also has its original dial which has a nice amount of natural wear often referred to as ‘spider’ and a fuchsia bezel. glorious and colorful.
“The fact that it was owned by the same family as it was originally gives it excellent provenance and I expect collectors of vintage Rolex watches to be out in force on sale day.”
“There is no box or papers, but its case back has been removed by an authorized Rolex workshop and can be professionally sealed for the successful buyer, the watch is currently running and comes in a service box rolex.”
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