Rolex GMT-Master 1675

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The bezel inlay of this Rolex GMT-Master 1675 was once black instead of red and blue that we're all familiar with. However, the black inlay has faded over the years and has turned into dark grey. For us, this is what 'vintage' stands for, this is what we love to see. Watches that have developed their own character over time, that have become unique pieces by the way they aged. For this 1675, it just turned out perfectly! The dark grey bezel inlay colours so well with the matte black dial, tritium plots and red GMT-hand. As you can expect from us, the watch is completely original. However, we think you should know that the dial is slightly younger than the case. The initial owner probably had it replaced. Still, it's an original, period-correct dial, which is most important. Therefore, we are pleased to offer this example. It dates back to 1969 and comes on a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet. The stainless steel case measures 40 mm and the watch is powered by the caliber 1570.

Introduction

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.Reference 1675Introduced in 1959 and with a very long production of more than 20 years: the 1675! On this model they added the ‘Pointed Crown Guards’ (PCG) a.k.a. ‘Cornino'. These crown guards got replaced by regular rounded crown guards in 1964/1965. The dial also underwent some changes: from glossy gilt chapterring to a matte radial dial in the end with lots of variations in between, like the rare ‘Exclamation Mark’, ‘Underline’ and ‘Double Swiss’ dials. The red GMT-hand changed as well because the small arrow was replaced by a bigger one. The 1675 was mainly produced in steel but was also available in 18k yellow gold or a combination of both materials.

Shipping

Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.