This specific 1972 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 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
NATO Strap (O.D. Green)
CASE & BRACELET
The case has previously been lightly polished but retains nice thick lugs with the factory bevel slightly present and shows light wear from use. The insert remains bright in coloration showing no signs of fading and very little wear from use. The watch will come on an O.D. Green NATO bans or strap of your choosing.
DIAL & HANDS
The MK I "Long E" dial remains in good vintage condition The tritium hands are in excellent condition when inspected under U.V. Light and match the coloration of the dial nicely. The GMT had does exhibit some cracking within the lume but remains intact and is only visible while using a loupe. The original silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.