The Rolex GMT-Master, reference 1675 was designed in 1954 at the request of Pan Am Airways to offer pilots with a dual time watch, and it has since become a symbol of refinement, coolness, and dependability. The watch flawlessly combines functionality and elegance, with a fourth, 24-hour hand that enables for time tracking in a second time zone.
The realm of horology is filled with timeless classics, yet few timepieces have carved out a niche as distinct as the reference 1675. The defining characteristic of this particular model, the 1675/3 GMT-Master offered here, is undoubtedly its bezel (the digits /3 in the reference stands for a two-tone, yellow gold and steel variant of this model). The 40mm case made from stainless steel, is adorned with an 18k yellow gold rotatable bezel, fitted with a naturally faded ‘fat font’ bezel insert, which originally began its life as black, but has gracefully matured into a captivating grey. This unique grey fade lends the watch an extra air of vintage allure that sets it apart in the world of the many 1675 GMT’s out there. But it doesn’t end there; the black glossy dial with its golden ‘nipple’s’ features an aged varnish which causes a color-changing on the dial. Although it is not evident in the photos above, when sunlight hits this dial, taupe and brown tones begin to develop, making this already alluring vintage GMT even more attractive! Add the cool ‘lightning’ patina which has developed around all of the hour-markers throughout the years, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a stunning vintage GMT which will never bore, and will be a conversation starter par excellence!
In 2019, the Rolex Service Center thru Schaap & Citroen fully serviced this outstanding 1675/3 GMT-Master. The watch was immediately stowed, only to be worn on several occasions over the next 3 to 4 years. Our own careful study of the movement confirms that it is still working according to Rolex’s stringent specifications, providing additional confidence of the timepiece’s outstanding condition – she will be sold with our extensive 24 month warranty.
case number: 510XXXX
year of production: 1978
case diameter: 40mm
movement: automatic, caliber 1570
box and papers: accompanied by Rolex Service Center paperwork, receipt, Rolex box and RSC pouch.