Rolex GMT Master*** 1675 Fuchsia*** 1968
ROLEX GMT Master ‘Fuchsia’ Bezel Ref. 1675, Long E dial, Circa 1968
Serial: 1943855
Circa: 1968
Reference No.: 1675

DIAL: Black matte dial with beveled date aperture at 3 o’clock, untouched. Mercedes hour and pencil minutes hand, lollipop seconds and red color GMT hand indicating the second time zone.

CASE: 40mm, great condition, stainless steel with original red and blue (faded to pink/fuchsia color) rotating bezel and acrylic glass with loupe for date at 3 o’clock.

MOVEMENT: Caliber 1575, Self-winding mechanical movement with 26 jewels

BRACELET: Rolex stainless steel 7836/280, dated 71

CONDITION REPORT: Excellent. The indexes have a stunning patina and matte surface is perfect. The hands match as well.
The case is unpolished and the bezel insert is original and faded to a stunning light blue and pink/fuchsia color.

NOTES: The iconic Rolex GMT Master was developed as a collaborative project between Rolex and Pan Am Airways. As in the 1940s and 50s flying distances got longer and the pilots travelled through multiple time zones, Pan Am asked Rolex in the early 1950s to develop a watch which could tell different times simultaneously. The model was launched in 1954 and the watch was issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul flights. The first GMT (Ref. 6542) was a regular Turn-O-Graph (Ref. 6202) with a different bezel and a modified movement. The Rolex GMT was designed as an aviator watch: The newly introduced fourth hand allowed the display of an additional time, with the corresponding number markings on the outer bezel. Pilots used the second time to display the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which led to the name Rolex GMT Master.