1978 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi Unpolished with MK 5 Dial Ref. 1675
Maxi GMT - The Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675 with matte dial was launched in 1967 with the MK1 Long E dial and discontinued after several dial variants with the MK5 dial in ca 1979. The MK5 dial is unique to the noticeably larger lume plots than on the other dials. The offered watch is in excellent condition with a strong unpolished case still retaining beautiful bevels and factory finish. The case is free of any major dents or dings. The Pepsi insert is original and correct with the slightly thicker font. The MK5 dial is in excellent condition bearing original luminous which has aged to a yellowish hue and is matching with the original hands. The unpolished case and mint dial make this watch a hard find for the discerning collector, a Vintage GMT how we like it.
|Case||Excellent unpolished case showing only little wear from age. The fat and even lugs have prominent bevels and still retain the factory finish. The numbers between the lugs are clear and visible. The original red back Pepsi insert still retains strong colors with light fading only|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good C&I US Rivit Oyster bracelet showing moderate stretch from age. The bracelet is long with 11 links. The clasp code is dated 77 so correct for the period|
|Dial||Excellent MK5 Maxi dial with original Tritium The lume on dial and hands have aged to a yellowish color|
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.