Rolex GMT ref 6542 Original Bakelite Bezel circa 1959


Very popular and elusive Rolex GMT ref 6542 no crown guards model with original bakelite bezel circa 1959. A very nice example vintage GMT commonly found with missing or badly damaged bakelite bezel, or with replacement aluminum pepsi bezel or aftermarket bezel and insert. The current example, while not perfect, is a more than respectable example of this scarce model. Great tomato red and dark blue color accentuate the original bezel which as shown in the photo bears some cracks but no missing or chipped away pieces. With original glossy black gilt dial correctly marked “Officially Certified Chronometer” (no Superlative) and signed SWISS for original radium luminous material. It is our opinion that the luminous has been touched up some time in the lifetime of this watch. However the dial is the original minute track dial and has a great vintage appearance. Powered by calibre 1030 movement with sweep seconds, 24 hour mini GMT hand, and red and black date wheel. Caseback bears date code for 1958. Offered on your choice of distressed leather strap. Consignment piece, in good running condition but not serviced by us. Guaranteed genuine and as described.

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