This specific 1971 Rolex GMT possesses all the things we love about the Rolex GMT 1675. From MK I "Long E" dial to the perfectly faded and desirable "Fuschia" Pepsi insert. 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 pilots 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.
Black (Matte) MK I
Rolex USA Jubileee Bracelet
CASE & BRACELET
The thick case shows some wear but is believed to remain unpolished with factory chamfering prevalent. The "Fat Font insert remains in wonderful condition taking on an excellent and highly desirable "Fuschia" fade. The Rolex USA made oval link jubilee shows some stretch which is normal for its age.
DIAL & HANDS
The early Mk. I "Long E" dial remains in stunning vintage condition, The tritium lume has taken on a wonderful warm custard like patina which matches the hands perfectly. Under U.V. light both the dial and hands remain fully intact showing no lume degradation. The original metallic date wheel possesses the era correct open 6's and 9's
None. The watch is keeping time at COSC spec yet extended service history is unknown