1966 Rolex GMT Master Gilt Dial Ref. 1675
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Gilti Pleasure - Offered here is a Rolex GMT Master 1675 with Gilt dial in the 1.4m Serial batch making it one of the last ones produced in 1966 before the first Matte dial was introduced. The case is very fat and possibly unpolished with beautiful proportions and beautiful factory bevels on the lugs. The crown guards are rich and thick. The dial is super glossy without any loss and the original Zinc Sulfide Tritium is original on dial and hands, has taken on a very warm light brown color. This watch is pure joy and full of character with its medley of colors, a raw GMT for those who enjoy history on the wrist.
|Model||GMT Master Gilt dial|
|Case||Very fat and well proportioned case that assumingly remains unpolished and is showing some wear from age. The lugs are thick and well defined showing attractive beveled edges. The original red back fat font insert has aged and to a light blue ghost and light rose color|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good riveted Oyster bracelet with 58 end links. It has little stretch from wear and 12 links. The clasp is stamped 4/61.|
|Dial||Very good gilt dial with strong gilt graphics and Zinc Sulfide Tritium.The surface is glossy with a mirror finishing. All lumes are puffy and have aged to a light brown color matching the hands. The lume lights up when exposed to UV and fall in the same rate. The black surface shows some light aging under magnification but is very appealing.|
The GMT Master was launched in 1954 and designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways, with an extra 24h hour hand and bi-color bezel that allowed pilots to track two time zones across day and night. The GMT Master is characterised by an automatic movement and the iconic dual-colour bezel that represents each of the 24 hours in a day.