1977 Rolex GMT Master MK3 Radial Dial Ref. 1675
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675 has been manufactured from 1960 until 1979 in gilt and matte dial versions. The matte dials started off in 1967 with the MK1 dial variant. This watch is from the early MK3 batch from ca.1977 and features the rare Radial dial. On this dial variant the minute track has longer lines, hence the lume plots are positioned more towards the center of the dial. This particular piece is in very nice vintage condition and retains a great dial. A very collectible GMT, actually the only one which is noticeably different from the other matte dial variations.
|Model||GMT Master MK3 Radial dial|
|Case||Very nice and fat case that has been lightly polished in the past. Reference and serial numbers are crisp and fully intact. The lugs remain straight and even showing factory bevels. The original red back pepsi insert shows some scuffs at the top|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent newer 78360 Oyster bracelet only showing little stretch from age. The clasp is stamped LT dating it to 2009.|
|Dial||Excellent MK3 Radial dial showing light wear from age. The lumes are original and have aged to a cream color matching the 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.