With a starting bid in the six-figure range, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675, which he wore in “Apocalypse Now,” without a bezel, could become the most expensive bezel-less Rolex watch ever sold. Not to mention, potentially realizing the highest price ever for a GMT-Master.
Admittedly, a GMT-Master without a bezel is not very attractive – especially when the bezel is such an integral part of the watch both aesthetically and functionally – but there’s a precedence of a Rolex with a missing bezel selling for over a million, just last year actually. A Ref. 6538 Submariner from 1956 sold at Christie’s in 2018 for $1,068,500 – sans bezel. To date, this is the most expensive Rolex Submariner ever sold.
In the world of vintage watches, auctions houses – particularly Phillips and Christie’s – have proven time and time again, that astronomical, previously unimaginable final selling prices are possible. When you mix celebrity provenance, with vintage Rolexes, the result can often be record-breaking.
Read our original article about the Marlon Brando “Apocalypse Now” Rolex GMT-Master.