This Mk.5 Pepsi GMT from 1979 has everthing we love about end of production 1675's. The lume plots of the Mk. 5 dial vairiant of Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 are larger in size thus receiving the title Maxi, similar to the Maxi dial 5513 submariners of the same era.
The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. The history of this sophisticated, versatile style dates back to 1954 when Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch that could indicate two time zones simultaneously. As advances in aviation made transcontinental flights commercially available Pan Am needed a watch that could be issued to their crews on the long-haul international flights.
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time - the time zone which regulates world clocks and is required for all aviation planning and schedules. The Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand that directly displays the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. The addition of this GMT hand enabled crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotating 24-hour scale bezel, correct the offset to display a second time zone on the 24-hour scale.
This feature is just as useful today, allowing the modern traveler to easily keep track of his home time zone, no matter how far he may have journeyed.
Black (Matte) Mk. 5
Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet W/ 593 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The lightly polished case has some wear retaining thick and even lugs. The bezel insert is a later Rolex Service blue back and is in perfect condition showing no wear. The Rolex 78360 oyster bracelet with 593 end pieces remains in excellent unpolished condition exhibiting very minor stretch.
DIAL & HANDS
The excellent mark 5 matte dial remains in good vintage condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to a wonderful ivory coloration, all the lume plots remain fully intact and have been inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show as fully intact when inspected under U.V. light. The silver date wheel is service exhibiting closed 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.