1675, Fuchsia Bezel, GMT-Master, Steel

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A well-preserved ref. 1675 GMT-Master from ’67 with a desirable, vibrant fuchsia bezel. The 1675 is one of the great pillars of vintage Rolex and this is inarguably one of its more attractive variants. This examples sports a correct Mark 0.5, ‘Long E’ dial with early production ‘puffy’ luminous material and a small GMT hand. The fuchsia 1675 is one of the more nuanced and characterful GMT-Masters from the four-digits years, distinctly exotic and a bit playful in the way that very little professional Rolex is.

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1675, Gilt Exclamation Dial, GMT-Master, Steel

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A remarkably well-preserved gilt ‘exclamation’ dial 1675 Rolex GMT-Master. This example comes from very early in 1675 production, where a tiny pip of lume was placed under the 6 marker to indicate use of a low-radioactivity luminous blend. The gloss of this example’s dial is perfectly glassy, with cream plots and a beautifully-ghosted early production fat font bezel. Further its case is extremely sharp with a lovely, early pointed crown guard style often called Cornino. It is a gilt GMT-Master for the extremely well versed Rolex scholar and someone who appreciates details with a perfect preservation of light, original patina. A true exemplar of the breed.

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1675, ‘Fuchsia’ GMT-Master, Steel

A well-preserved ref. 1675 GMT-Master from ’67 with a desirable, vibrant fuchsia bezel. The 1675 is one of the great pillars of vintage Rolex and this is inarguably one of its more attractive variants. This examples sports the correct Mark 1, ‘Long E’ dial with early production ‘puffy’ luminous material and a small GMT hand. It is one of the more nuanced and characterful GMT-Masters from the four-digits years, distinctly exotic and a bit playful; a professional’s Rolex which is equally capable on the wrist of an aviator or member of the well-heeled jet set.

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Gilt Dial 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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The 1675 GMT-Master is what you would call a classic of the genre. It’s casual, refined, and still very capable. But finding a great gilt example seems to be getting harder by the day, but not as hard as this watch is getting me. The 1675 was introduced in the very heart of the gilt…

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UAE Ministry of Defence 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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Middle Eastern signatures are one thing, but when you see a polychromatic painting of a Quraysh Hawk in enamel, it’s always an occasion. Made for the emir of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, examples are far less in number than say an Oman Khanjar dial. More importantly, for us Rolex lovers, they’re also more…

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Fuchsia, Gilt Dial 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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To any sane outsider, perhaps someone who just bought their first 40mm 5226G Calatrava, vintage Rolex lovers seem a bit deranged. Like Tolkein’s Ringwraiths, we scour Middle-Earth in search of the one, obsessing over its most insignificant minutia. We have our own tongue, whispering things to each other like rail SCOC, RCO, frog foot, Concorde,…

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Blueberry 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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Here begins the controversy. Meet the ‘Blueberry’, an enigmatic 1675 GMT-Master that comes with a fully blue bezel and more unsolicited opinions from armchair experts than OJ Simpson (he definitely did it). The Rolex community across Instagram, VRF, Watch Pro, and anywhere else you’d care to look are divided right down the middle on whether…

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Gilt Dial 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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Volkswagen’s GTI has many unique talents, but one is criminally overlooked. It looks right dropping off McDonalds at your kids football match or friends of the royal family at Balmoral castle. It makes sense in the parking lot of a Moxy or being valeted at Four Seasons. Somehow, it exists outside of the class structure,…

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Concorde 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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There may be no better pairing in advertising historically than Concorde and the GMT-Master. Generally speaking, technology improves over time. The world marches on, iPhones get thinner, energy gets cleaner and more efficient, and AI will write your children’s homework and text your wife for you better than you can. But there are exceptions. Commercial…

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1675/8 Rolex GMT-Master

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In the words of the esteemed Wiz Khalifa, ‘Yeah, uh, you know what it is, black and yellow’. He had it right. The 1675/8 is famed for its nipple dial with applied conical indices, but mostly for being the archetypal gold Rolex. While the GMT-Master was made for the jet set first in steel, Rolex…

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