Though perhaps slightly less collected than the 6542, the 1675 GMT-Master is a definite cult classic. Though the red and blue pepsi bezel is certainly the most iconic GMT of all time, it has never been the only option. Less common are the red and black, all black, and (perhaps) blueberry bezel varieties. This all black 1675 is one of the rarer options. Not only that, but it’s a gilt dialed underline affair. This is a watch with all the classic Rolex buzzwords. More than that, though, it’s simply a beautiful example of an icon.
If Rolex had a greatest hits album, the 1675 would be a highlight. The watch has been sported by Fidel Castro, Daniel Craig, Roger Federer, Steve Carrell, and Marlon Brando amongst others. The appeal of a classic GMT-Master is clearly broad and deep. Introduced at the outset of the jet age, it became a symbol of status and the ability to blitz timezones. Though popularized, it is a tool watch at its core. There have been more practical GMTs and there have been more ornate GMTs, but there has never been a more iconic GMT than the early Rolex GMT-Master.
Condition is a funny thing. Often, collectors will favor either highly tropical (bordering on abused) patina or pristine safe-queens. The middle ground is often the least tread. I like the middle ground. The middle ground is where honest pieces that were worn and loved in period reside. This 1675 is one such example. The dial is weathered but not cracked. All lume plots are intact, matched to the handset. The bezel is unmarked and original. The PCG case is lovely, though it shows slight signs of polishing. Nothing to cry about. The watch is a strong example all told. It comes from a reputable seller at a relatively fair ask.
Find this 1675 here from Xupes on off at 24999 GBP