This specific 1971 Rolex GMT possesses all the things we love about the Rolex GMT 1675. From the stunning aged lume plots of the MK I "Long E" dial to the faded Pepsi insert, and oyster rivet bracelet this specific example checks all of the boxes. 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 Oyster 7836 Bracelet w/ 280 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The case retains nice thick lugs and very minimal wear some of teh case chamfers are still visible. The original"Red Back" fat font Pepsi insert remains in excellent vintage condition showing a stunning fade and overall patina. The era correct Rolex oyster 7836 folded link bracelet w/ 280 end pieces are in great condition showing very little stretch for its age and is stamped 4/71. Bracelet retains 13 original links.
Dial & Hands
The MK I "Long E" dial has achieved a wonderful golden patina and the matching hands are matching and in stunning condition. There is no visible lume loss or degradation to the hands or dial when viewed under U.V. light. This dial is absolutely flawless!!