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Why We Love It
We've had a lot of GMTs come through Analog/Shift over the years.
But that doesn't mean that when one comes through our doors we get any less excited. Regardless of the rarity or example, its pretty much Christmas morning every time.
This particularly matte MK V dial 1675 is perhaps the perfect place for a GMT enthusiast to begin their collection. The Tritium luminous plots are large and crisp, with soft and creamy coloration. With its RSC service bezel and color matched handset, its the kind of watch that is as suited for carefree enjoyment and wear as it is being ogled.
Whether your passion for watches is just beginning or you've been trying to explain it to your friends and family for years, it is pretty much inevitable that your heart will desire a 1675 at some point.
And when you look down at your wrist and imagine that quintessential travel watch, its very likely that this is the watch you'll be seeing.
As the legend goes, Pan-Am approached Rolex in 1953 looking for a watch specially designed for their pilots, and a partnership was quickly formed. A Submariner became the base for this new watch, and several important modifications were made to turn a Sub into the GMT-Master that we know today. Rolex added a date function with a cyclops lens magnifier, GMT complication, and two-colored bezel to provide long-haul pilots with the info they needed as they circumnavigated the globe.
The GMT-Master’s 24-hour hand works in conjunction with the rotating bezel to make tracking a second time zone incredibly simple. When the bezel’s triangle is aligned to 12 o’clock, the red arrow hand points to the time on a 24-hour military scale, which in itself is valuable as a day/night indicator (at least if you’re a cave explorer). The usefulness of the complication really shines when the wearer rotates the bezel so that the numbers around the bezel correspond the a 2nd time zone (such as Greenwich Mean Time), allowing the watch to track any two time zones in the world at once.
Five decades later, the GMT-Master and its “Pepsi” bezel has become a true icon of the watch world. Instantly recognizable and eternally stylish, the watch represents vintage Rolex at its best.
Stainless steel Oyster case is approximately 39mm (excluding the crown). Reference 1675. Circa 1978.
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall having been professionally refinished. Luminous matte black dial is in fantastic condition with crisp Tritium luminous plots and early silver date wheel. Color matched service handset. Signed crown.
Includes stainless steel Oyster bracelet (78360/558B) 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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