Mk5, Pumpkin 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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The difference a bezel can make is extreme. In March 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the Geneva Motor Show. What I expected to find there were many Cosmographs, and I did. But what surprised me, more than any concept, was the sheer quantity of Batman GMTs on wrist. No exaggeration—not Coke, not Pepsi,…

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Tropical Gilt 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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If you can’t tell by this point, I like 1675s quite a lot. I could nod toward the charm, immense history, or the fact that I regret letting one go a few years back in equal measure as cause. The thing is though, I don’t have to justify it. Everyone loves the 1675, everyone past…

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Well-Preserved ‘Concorde’ 1675/8 NCG Rolex GMT-Master

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I was recently quite ashamed to realize that despite featuring many 1675s, I have not yet spilled ink on behalf of my preferred variant. I often lament the retirement of Concorde. Yes, the plane; hear me out. It’s not often technology takes such a defiant step backwards. Particularly at all of humanities’ expense. However, a…

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FAP 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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Small engravings and stampings can mean a lot to collectors. Daytonas engraved ‘drive carefully, me’ are something entirely separate to a ‘standard’ 6239 (if there is such a thing). A Lemania chronograph engraved with the name of a particular PM, well that’s something just a bit special. Some engravings are a bit more of the…

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Gilt, Fat-Font 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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This 1967 GMT features everything one could ask for in vintage Rolex aside from complete originality (for the more fastidious among us). Its gilt dial, tritium plots, and faded Pepsi bezel are enough to bring even millennials into the golden era of Pan-Am and Fidel Castro. The 1675 is possibly the most recognizable Rolex reference…

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Perfect PCG Gilt Gloss 1675 Rolex GMT-Master

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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…

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