1967 Rolex GMT-Master (Ref. 1675) MK I "Long E"
This specific 1967 Rolex GMT possesses all the things we love about the Rolex GMT 1675. From MK I "Long E" dial to the perfectly faded Pepsi insert, worn perfectly on a leather strap or more casually on a NATO. This Ref. 1675 Pepsi GMT would make a great daily driver for the man always on the go.
The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile. In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age. In the same year, Rolex received a request from PanAm to create a technical pilot's watch which indicated two time zones simultaneously that could be issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul transcontinental international flights. The original Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand directly displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. This GMT hand enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel, set to the correct offset thus displaying a second-time-zone on the 24-hour scale.
|Dial||Black (Matte) MK I|
|Strap||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The excellent case has recently been polished retaining thick and even lugs. The "Fat Font" redback insert remains in wonderful condition taking on a striking and desirable fade. The case back is stamped II.67. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc leather strap or a NATO of your choosing.
The early Mk. I "Long E" dial is in clean vintage condition. The original lume has been evenly removed from the dial but is still prevalent when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands are in excellent condition showing no lume loss when inspected under U.V. light and have taken on a wonderful ivory coloration.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.