1978 Rolex GMT Master (Ref. 1675) Mk. 4 "BlueBerry" All Red GMT Hand
The elusive and rare “Blueberry” GMT-Master is essentially just a regular reference 1675 from the 1970s that was originally fitted with an all-blue bezel insert. Blueberry GMT's are most commonly fitted with the GMT Mk. 3 dial variant referred to as a "radial" dial due to the smaller sized lume plots. Unlike the other colors of bezel inserts that have been available for the GMT-Master line of watches, the all-blue insert of the “Blueberry” GMT is not something that Rolex ever officially offered as an option at any of their regular authorized dealers. The entirely blue, GMT bezel insert was manufactured in small numbers primarily for the Eastern market during the 1970s, and reserved exclusively for special orders by select retailers and military groups. Some examples can be found with the UAE Air Force emblem on the dial.
This specific example with a perfect Mk. 4 dial and rare all red GMT hand would make a great daily driver for the man always on the go and would make a great addition to an existing collection as this specific dial variant of Ref. 1675 GMT's are becoming harder to find due to the fact they are becoming highly collectible and sought after among collectors.
Matte Black (Mk. 4)
Rolex Oyster 7836 Bracelet W/ 358 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The sharp unpolished case exhibits light wear from use. The excellent "blueberry" insert, correct with "ghost triangle", with no signs of fading. The original 7836 Rolex folded link Oyster bracelet remains unpolished showing little wear and minor stretch.
DIAL & HANDS
The wonderful Mk. 4 dial remains in flawless condition. The lume plots have taken on a gorgeous creamy patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibits no degradation under U.V. light inspection, the all red GMT hand is OEM Rolex and was acquired during a service at Rolex in the 70s. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was just inspected by our watchmaker and is keeping time at spec.