Rolex GMT Master 1675 Ghost Pepsi Bezel c.1968.

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The Watch

The GMT Master was born out of necessity in 1955, when the Pan-Am company needed a watch that could display multiple time zones simultaneously Rolex was able to deliver. Having a watch that kept good time was a must for pilots in those days.

Pan-Am pilots were not the only men in the air wearing these watches, however. NASA, US Air Force pilots and traveling business people all adopted the watch.

The 1675 was first introduced with a glossy gilt dial, which was later changed to a matte dial in the late 1960s, like the one you see here with a beautiful patina. The indexes and hands have aged nicely and are different shades – something you often see with this reference. 
The Watch boasts a jaw-dropping "Ghost" Faded Fat Font Pepsi Bezel that is correct for the Ref. and has faded to a beautiful colour. Also included with the Watch is an Original rolex 1970s Service Bezel, should you wish to swap the look.
Beating away inside the 40mm Oyster Case is the iconic 1570 automatic hacking movement, which is regarded as one of the best movements Rolex ever produced. 

Fully Serviced and Sealed for WR by Greg Petronzi of True Patina in May 2023.


This 1675 is dated to the fourth quarter of 1968 by the date code "IV 68" inside the Caseback. 


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The Specs

Age:  c.1968.
Reference: 1675.
Serial Number: 23XXXXX
Movement: Automatic with Hacking Seconds, GMT Hand and Date Function.
Calibre: 1570.
Timekeeping: Keeping Chronometer Spec time.
Service History: Fully Serviced and Sealed for WR by Greg Petronzi of True Patina in May 2023.
Dial: Original Rolex MK2 Matte Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 40mm
Bezel: Wonderful Original Faded Ghost Fat Font Pepsi Bezel.
Water Resistant?: Yes. 50m.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original Rolex Crystal.
Crown: Rare and Original Early Rolex "+" Crown. Flat Crown Guard.
Strap/Bracelet: On a New Light Brown Leather Strap with Steel Buckle.
Lug Width: 20mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- That Ghostly Fat Font Pepsi Bezel is something special!
- Matte Dial in Superb order.
- Wonderful Patina to the Lume.
- Sealed for WR.
- Original 70's Rolex Service Bezel included.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some Scratches throughout the Original Pepsi Bezel.
- Light Scratches throughout the Case.

Overall the GMT Master is in cool vintage condition.
The Case has the correct flat crown guards. Some light scratches throughout the case.
The crown is Original and Rare to find with the "+".
Crystal is original and has been lightly polished during service.
The Dial is in fantastic condition.
Fantastic Rolex Investment.