Insider: GMT Master ref. 1675 circa 1978. A Stunner.

The story behind this beautiful example of a GMT Master ref. 1675 is just one of a kind. This watch was incorporated to a watch lifestyler's collection as part of a trade + cash type of deal. The watch is fitted with a nicely faded fat font Pepsi bezel inset. The hunt for the right insert took months, but the end result was worth the wait in our opinion.

While the dial is a MK IV example correct to the time period of the watch in the 5.5 million serial range, the bezel is an earlier example no longer found on watches of this time period. This watch comes with the correct calendar disc with open sixes and nines and the matte dial is just perfect, clean and with a beautiful egg shell to cream patina.

The hands show very little corrosion and match the dial perfectly with the same type of patina. The case has not been over polished like on most watches of this time period and still maintains thick lugs and nice chamfers. This watch is fitted with a hollow link Oyster bracelet still in decent shape. The movement is clean and keeping time spot on. +1 second per day.

To be honest, this is one of the most beautiful examples of a Rolex ref. 1675 that we have ever reviewed and experienced. If you come across a 1675 in this good of a condition, don't think twice, even if you need to move another watch and add some hard earned cash to the deal. We know that you won't regret it.

Posted on April 8, 2013 and filed under Rolex.