Rolex GMT Master 1675, Steel


Brand: Rolex
Model: GMT Master - ref. 1675
Movement: mechanical automatic 
Case material: stainless steel
Case size: 38 mm
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet/strap: stainless steel Rolex 78360 bracelet
Functions: Time-only: Date, GMT, Chronometer, Hours, Minutes, Center Seconds
Features: Rotating Bezel, Screw-Down Crown
Water resistance: N/A
This vintage, stainless steel Rolex GMT Master "Pepsi" bezel (ref. 1675) watch from 1970s is a beautiful, complete example of this now iconic Rolex sports watch. The watch has a wonderful original matt black dial with nicely aged Tritium hour markers. The original hands show the correct patina and colour for a watch from this period.

The Oyster case is very full and well-proportioned with, of course, the classic slightly faded blue and red bezel which gives this model its Pepsi moniker. The original Rolex Oyster bracelet Ref. 78360 is fitted with correctly numbered 580 end pieces.

As with any collectable item, the completeness of the package will always enhance the future value. This watch retains its original inner and outer boxes, but most importantly has its original punched paperwork; further attached to the paperwork is the case back 1675 sticker. The original plastic wallet is correctly numbered, and contains the translation booklet.

The Rolex GMT Master was first introduced in the early 1950s. The watch went through various changes before the Ref 1675 became the classic GMT model in early 1960. This watch was in production until 1981, when it was replaced with Ref 16750, which had an upgraded movement. As with any design, there is a “sweet spot”; this watch hits that perfectly. The matt dial, plexi-glass and lightly faded bezel gives this example the vintage feel which is so desirable in today’s demanding market place.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Year: Produced 1977 Sold Aug 1979
Condition: vintage
Warranty: 12 months limited
Box: original box
Paperwork: original papers
Availability: now
UK Delivery: free next day
Overseas delivery: 3-5 working days
Returns: 14 days
Price: £12,000