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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: B33150312
Condition: (What's This?) Vintage
Retail Price: Discontinued
Item Number: OH-1005
Model:
GMT 6542
Serial/Year:  1950's
Gender: Men's
Features: Rolex GMT 6542 Model,  acrylic crystal
Case: Oyster case
Dial: Gilt Chapter Ring Dial
Bracelet: Oyster Stainless Steel
Comments: This timepiece, like all of Bob's vintage timepieces,  is sold in working condition. There are no returns or warranty offered on vintage timepieces sold.

Special shipping conditions apply to this vintage timepiece.

Technical Specifications: Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, ref. 6542, circa 1959, Caliber 1030 automatic movement, 25 jewels, black gloss dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous Mercedes hands, central hand for the second time zone, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving blue and red bakelite bezel calibrated for 24 hours, screw back stamped II.59, screw down crown, stainless steel expandable Rolex Oyster bracelet with clasp stamped 3.59, case, dial and movement signed, 38 mm. diam.

Rolex 6542 GMT 

There are few watches as notable as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT 6542.  The reference 6542 with the bakelite bezel is the ultimate vintage GMT to own for any serious collection.  Prices and values on these rare collectibles have skyrocketed at Christie and Sotheby's Auction houses the past 5 years.  It was the first model in 1956 that Rolex produced in the GMT series and has some very noteworthy characteristics:

  •  it has a ceramic "Bakelite" bezel that is very fragile and prone to cracks, scratches and damage.
  •  it has no crown guards to protecting the winding crown.
  •  it has a gilt chapter ring dial marked "SWISS" only
  •  it has a small arrow GMT hand

Production Period: 1954-1959
Model Name: Rolex GMT Master
Caliber: 1030, 1036, 1035 (1954-1959), 1065 (1957-1959), 1066 (1957-1959)
Pressure proof to 50m/165ft

History: The model 6542 was the first GMT Master and was launched in 1954 based on the design from the Turn-O-Graph (Ref. 6202) but with some notable exceptions.  The first released versions of the Reference 6542 had a bakelite bezel insert that was replaced with a metal one in 1956.  Its original bakelite ceramic bezel inserts were luminous but proved to be too fragile.  The watch is nicknamed "Pussy Galore" which originates from a character in the James Bond movie who wore this model. Finding a quality example with all original parts in good condition, and with the original bakelite bezel insert has become increasingly more difficult and expensive.

 

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*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.

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