Rolex GMT-Master 1675 'Radial, Blueberry'

A "Blueberry" Rolex GMT-Master 1675 with Radial dial and all-red GMT hand.

Museum Piece
Rolex GMT-MasterFasten your seatbelts for the story of the Rolex GMT-Master.

Introduction

A "Blueberry" Rolex GMT-Master 1675 with Radial dial and all-red GMT hand. If this doesn't blow your mind, we don't know what does. But please allow us to elaborate on this configuration. Starting with a rare uni-colour bezel in blue, known to be only around 500 ever produced; going by the nickname "Blueberry". Another tasteful feature we can find on this tool watch is the "All-red" GMT hand. The dial is known as "Radial", only produced for a short period in the seventies and easy to extinguish from regular matte dials as these have smaller plots and more positioned towards the centre of the dial. All of this comes together in this exceptionally well-kept collectors piece.

Description

Rolex GMT-MasterFasten your seatbelts for the story of the Rolex GMT-Master. Aviation company Pan-Am requested Rolex to create a wristwatch that would display multiple time-zones simultaneously, as their flights got longer; crossing multiple time-zones. Rolex came up with the GMT-Master (‘GMT’ stands for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) in 1954. The watch features a date-function and an extra hour hand (with triangle) that points out the second time zone on the bi-directional turning, 24hour bezel.Still linked to aviation and although meant for professional use, it enjoys a much wider fan base ever since it first saw light. Over the years it underwent some changes and there are so many wonderful variations of this all-time Rolex classic. Some GMT’s are great as a single purchase, others are a wonderful addition to any collection and some of them can be considered as the crowning glory.