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Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm GMT-Master ‘Root Beer’ Brown Dial, Stainless Steel and 14k Yellow Gold Jubilee Bracelet, Ref. 1675

The GMT-Master was designed to meet the expanding era of commercial flight whereby pilots and travelers alike found themselves in different time zones in a single day. By adding a fourth hand to the dial and a 24-hour scale on a rotating bezel, pilots could easily track time in multiple time zones. This reference 1675 marks the first use of the bicolored, brown and gold bezel, and thus is the true start of the ‘Root Beer’ GMT. This brown dial with nipple gold indexes includes an acrylic crystal and is operated by a Rolex caliber 1570 movement. The dial is in excellent condition, very clean, especially given the age. The lume also appears to be original with some minor cracking and fading, as to be expected with age. The minute hand, however, has a much richer glow, implying that it may have been re-lumed at some point in time. The steel and 18k gold jubilee bracelet is not free of stretch and has decent life left in it, as expected from a vintage jubilee from this era. Overall, this vintage ‘Root Beer’ GMT-Master is a rare find, and today, these first iterations of the GMT-Master are relatively difficult to find, and it would be expected that they will become even more scarce in the future.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k Yellow Gold


Rotating, Bi-directional, Aluminum, 18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Band Type

Jubilee Bracelet





Case Material

Stainless Steel






Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


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Item ID0003233
Model #1675
Model NameGMT-Master
Year Producedca. 1976
Serial Number401XXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise. For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt. The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch. Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain. From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation. The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor. Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial. Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity. Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed its success.