1968 Rolex GMT Master MK1 Unpolished Fuchsia Bezel Ref. 1675
The Mark 1 Fuchsia
We are offering here a beautiful example of a Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675 from 1968. The watch features the early Mk1 dial with long E graphics and has the grainy dial surface, correct for the serial range. The lumes are original and have the waffle-type texture making it noticeably different than the later 1675 dials. The hands are original and bear original Tritium luminous too and another fine detail is the correct hooked 7 date wheel. The bezel is magnificent with a vibrant Purple color along with a blue that has faded a few shades lighter. The case seems to be unpolished and is showing beautiful factory bevels on the well defined lugs. The case is sharp and overall has a great substance. The matching 7206 rivited Oyster bracelet only shows light wear from age and has 11 links, the correct 68 clasp. We haven't seen many nice Fuchsia GMT recently and definitively not many in overall strong conditions. Collectors want so many boxes ticked when they are on their hunt for their next watch, unpolished cases, clean dials with original and nice luminous, beautiful inserts matching bracelets and so on. They often don't realize what they are asking for until they find examples which are good but don't fulfill all criterias. This very GMT Master ticks all boxes for us, it is truly an awesome watch.
|Case||Excellent case that seems to be unpolished and has a sleeve finish.The case is overall very strong and is showing some wear from age. The lugs are well defined and still showing factory bevels. Numbers between the lugs are clear and fully intact. The bezel insert is beautiful with the lower portion having aged to a Purple color|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good matching 7206 rivited Oyster with 80 ends. Clasp is dated 68. The bracelet has 11 links|
|Dial||Excellent and near flawless MK1 Long E dial. The grainy surface is free of any toolmarks or spots. The original Tritium on dial and hands has aged to a light Vanilla color|