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Why We Love It
Sometimes, you just need a little two-tone in your life.
With renewed appreciation for boldly colorful watches in the modern sports watch segment (Rainbow Daytona, anyone?) collectors are also finding new love for the once-maligned two-tone style, with new options from brands such as Girard-Perregaux, Tudor, Audemars Piguet, Omega, and Rolex proving to be hot sellers. Along with the modern stuff, vintage models are getting a new lease on life, with the unfortunate 1980s style tropes falling away.
This particular model, a two-tone Reference 1675/3 GMT has a bit of flash, while still subtle enough to remain under the radar for most. Featuring a glossy black 'nipple' dial with outstanding patina, this early version of the two-tone GMT also features an applied Coronet and non-quickset movement. It also shows a strong case, matching black and gold bezel insert, and solid link bracelet with 18k center links.
We're not saying this is the best look for the classic GMT Master, but we're not saying it isn't, either...
The Reference 1675/3, released in the late 1970s, provided a fresh new look to the GMT line. The combination of steel and gold perfectly encapsulated the preppy stye that prevailed in that period. Moreover, this shifted Rolex into the luxury sphere, which established an upward sales trend that infused much needed cash flow into the manufacture.
Visually and technically, the 1675/3 stands out from other iterations of the GMT-Master.
The glossy dial and colorful bezel give the watch a sleek appearance that’s magnified by the gold detailing on the crown, bezel, bracelet and handset.
Two-tone steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster case is approximately 39mm (excluding the crown). Rolex Reference 1675/3. Rolex automatic winding movement. Circa 1978.
Overall Condition: The case is in very good condition overall, showing light previous polish and normal signs of wear from age and use. Luminous glossy black ’nipple’ dial is in very condition with even patination. Luminous handset shows matching patina. Signed crown.
Includes solid link two-tone 18k yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet (62523H-18/455J) with signed clasp
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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