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Rolex GMT-Master 1675 "Long E/ MK1"
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We are thrilled to offer you a special Rolex GMT-Master!This lovely piece, with reference 1675, dates back to ’67 and looks so stunning! The watch has the standard case size of 40mm and is made out of stainless steel. It runs on a caliber 1570 and has a period-correct, matching riveted Oyster bracelet. The watch has an MK1 dial, also called ‘Long E’; the distinctive feature of this dial is that the word Rolex seems to be printed like R O LE X. The case has some scratches, here and there, but is in perfect condition. Moreover, this piece has a beautifully aged copper-coloured, fat font bezel. The matte black dial has creamy, egg-shell colored tritium plots and matching hands with a small GMT arrow. The matte black dial in combination with the small arrow is a "transitional" configuration and produced in a very small quantity, early in 1967.
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.REF. 1675Introduced in 1959 and with a very long production run of little over 20 years: the 1675! On this model they added the ‘pointed crown guards’ (1675 with PCG AKA ‘Cornino)’ that got replaced by regular rounded crown guards in 64/65. The dial also underwent some changes from glossy gilt chapterring to a matte radial dial in the end. (with a lot of variations in between, like the rare ‘exclamation mark’, ‘underline’ and ‘Double-swiss’ dials). There was a change in the red GMT hand as well as 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. In the early 70s it became the first Rolex Professional watch with – optional – factory fitted jubilee bracelet.
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