1966 Rolex GMT Master MK 0.5 Fuchsia 'Small GMT Hand' Ref. 1675
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
This is a rarely seen so-called MK0.5 variation of the Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675, the second type of the first matte dial version. It uses same typography as late gilt dials on GMT, but are done in matte finishing. It is only correct for a short period of time in 1.4-1.8m serial number range before the switch to more common MK1 “Long E” dial. A mini-GMT hand is also correct for this dial and contributes to originality. The main speciality of it lies in the dial which has greenish Zinc-Zulfide lume which strongly reacts when exposed to UV light, similarly to Radium. The case is in excellent condition and has nicely bevelled lugs which remain straight and even, caseback is original and stamped XX/67. Clear numbers between the lugs. The folded and rivited Oyster bracelet is in great condition and doesn't show much wear from age. The fantastic Fuchsia insert is in immaculate condition and has aged to a beautiful dark blue and purple hue. This Pink Lady is in overall stunning condition featuring some rare details.
|Model||GMT Master MK 0.5 Fuchsia|
|Case||Excellent Stainless steel case with little wear from age. The case shows beautiful factory bevels|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent folded and rivited Oyster bracelet with very little wear from age|
|Dial||Excellent and very rare MK0.5 dial with small GMT hand and Zinc Zulfide lumes on dial and hands|
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.