Offered here is a beautiful example of a Reference 1675, Rolex “GMT-Master”, with an MK3 (third execution) dial, the so-called “radial” dial. These dials are unique due to their placement of the lume plots further in the dial towards the hands, as opposed to the traditional layout, which has the plots placed near the hash marks around the edges of the dial. The radial dial can only be found within a certain serial range, and is very uncommon. The serial of this GMT-Master is 50xxxxx, dating this watch to 1977. This example is also accentuated by the rare “all-red” GMT-hand, commonly seen on radial-dial GMTs.
The watch itself is in great vintage condition. The case has been lightly polished in the past, but with thick and even lugs, and some definition in the bevels of the lugs still visible. The dial is in incredible condition, with no chips, scratches or marks, and virtually none of the bubbling or pitting commonly associated and seen on these radial dials. The original tritium lume is still present on both dial and hands, aged to a nice yellow color. The original “Pepsi” redback bezel insert is likewise very attractive, aged to a nice faded and interesting color.
The watch comes fitted on a Rolex Oyster 78360/580 bracelet, with 11 full links and no stretch.