Ref. 6542: *Taken bak in trade, if you missed it the first time, don't miss it this time.* Wow. This is a watch that needs to be seen to be believed. There are no superlatives in the English language that can effectively describe the beauty of this piece. Featuring a ultra brown caramel tone dial and original bakelite bezel insert, this is truly a stunner. This is the ultimate GMT, and would bee the centerpiece of any advanced collection. We have yet to see another so beautiful, and not sure when we'll see another like it.
Case has been recently detailed with correctly matted case sides and razor sharp large beveled edges. Serial numbers and ref. numbers are slightly worn by bracelet wear, but are generally clean and visible. Original bakelite bezel has some minor surface wear as shown, but no cracks.
Original "T-25" signed dial in stunning original condition. Dial has faded to a beautiful caramel-orange-brown color, and lume dots are well defined and beautifully patina'd. The hands have had their luminous refilled and matched to the luminous dial plots. General scholarly knowledge shows that the "SWISS" only dials trade at a significantly higher premium to the "T-25" dials, but that absolutely in no way detracts from the beauty of this piece. It is also glossy gilt like the originals, with the only differences being the swiss designation on the dial at 6 o'clock, and different luminous material used. Sometimes these types of dials are described as "replacement dials", but that too remains to be proven, as there are many examples found from primary sources that feature this type of dial.
Comes on a beautiful honey colored alligator band in new condition. Watch comes on a Rolex signed steel buckle.