Rolex GMT Master MK3 Radial Ref. 1675 Year 1978
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 MK3 batch from ca.1978 and features the rare Radial dial. On this dial variant the minute track has longer lines, hence the lume plots are positioned more towards he center of the dial. The MK3 is often paired with the full red GMT hand and Blueberry bezel. 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 Radial|
|Case||Very strong case that has been lightly polished in the past. The lugs remain straight and sharp, reference and serial numbers are fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Bracelet/Strap Solid Oyster 78360 with medium wear from age|
|Dial||Excellent MK3 Radial dial with egg-shell patina matching on lume plots and hands.The red back insert has faded to a baby blue and light red hue.|
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.