Rolex GMT-Master 1675/3

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THIS WATCH WITH SERIAL NUMBER 5645011 WAS STOLEN FROM OUR SHOP DURING A BREAK-IN ON OCTOBER 22, 2020.FOR A LIST OF ALL THE WATCHES THAT WERE STOLEN, PLEASE CLICK HERE.PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU COME ACROSS ANY OF THE STOLEN WATCHES. THANK YOU! Damn, this 1675/3 is one sexy number. Just look at that sweet nipple dial!The 1675/3 is Rolex’s very first two-tone sports watch. This example dates back to 1978 and sports an 18k yellow gold bezel with a black and gold aluminium bezel inlay. The black and gold details are also found on the magnificent dial, which is executed in a magnificent glossy black color with elegant gilt text. Whereas steel 1675s featured painted tritium hour markers, this two-tone model sports applied 18k yellow-gold hour markers with custard color tritium filling. The earliest of these models featured characteristic small round markers, reminiscent of nipples, hence the moniker ‘nipple dial’. The watch’s luxurious proty look is completed by the inclusion of a two-tone Jubilee bracelet.The watch is in wonderful condition for a 38-year old toolwatch. The 40 mm stainless steel features thick lugs and some minor scratches. The Jubilee bracelet is in great condition as well, with only moderate stretch.


Rolex GMT-MasterFasten your seatbelts for the story of the inimitable Rolex GMT-Master! As civil aviation took off after World War II, airlines began to fly over longer distances. As a result, pilots required accurate watches that could display multiple time zones simultaneously. In the early 1950s, Pan American Airways (Pan-Am) requested Rolex to develop a watch for this very purpose. The GMT-Master (‘GMT’ standing for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) was introduced in 1954. It featured a 24-hour hand alongside the regular 12-hour hand. In combination with a bidirectional 24-hour bezel, this GMT hand could be used to read the home time zone while the 12-hour hand displayed the ‘local’ time.Despite its close links to aviation and its professional purpose, the Rolex GMT enjoys a fanbase far beyond the pilots it was originally intended for. Over the years Rolex has introduced many wonderful variations of the GMT: take your pick!Ref. 1675The ref. 1675 GMT-Master replaced the legendary ref. 6542 in 1959 and enjoyed an unusually long production run: over 20 years! The first 1675s received the well-known ‘pointed crown guards,’ which were replaced by regular rounded crown guards in 1964/1965. The dial of the 1675 also changed over time, starting with a glossy gilt chapter ring dial and ending with a matte radial dial (with significant variation in between, like the rare ‘exclamation mark,’ ‘underline’ and ‘Double-swiss’ dials).The 1675 was produced mostly in steel but was also available in 18k yellow gold or bicolor (steel and gold). The 1675 was the first Rolex ‘tool watch’ for which a factory-fitted jubilee bracelet was an option, starting in the early 1970s.


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