Rolex GMT Master 1675 Tropical OCC Full Set

Box and Papers - pointed crown guards - unpolished

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Description
A tropical Rolex GMT Master 1675 OCC dial, pointed crown guards (PCG), chapter ring dial, small GMT hand, faded pepsi bezel and swiss radium dial, box, original papers, watch rate certificate, booklet, service invoice from 1967, original Oyster bracelet from 1961. Too many terms? When collecting vintage Rolex the devil is always in the details. Read on to learn more ...

The first serial numbers of the reference 1675 start with 503XXX. The particular watch has the serial number 504XXX and is thus the first and rarest version of the GMT-Master 1675. Only the very first 1675 dials have the writing "OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER" (OCC) like it was typical for the predecessor reference 6542. These OCC dials were installed in a small period of 12 months. All GMTs after 1960 have the writing "SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED" (SCOC). The reference 1675 with OCC dial is incredibly difficult to find. An interesting and important information for the collectors: the predecessor reference 6542 and the reference 1675 have different dial and case diameters. Thus, a dial exchange between these two references is impossible.

Another feature of this watch are the pointed crown guards, also known as PCG or cornino crown guards. This component ensured water resistance and was installed in this "pointed" form only from 1959 to 1964. During the same time period, the dials were provided with the cool and today very sought-after chapter ring - a circle connecting the minute markers. Behind the chapter ring at 6 o'clock one can see the inscription "SWISS", which indicates the used luminous material radium. This dial is also referred to as swiss radium dial and is very popular with collectors. The radium lume still shines under UV light.

All early gilt dials have the small GMT hand, like the watch offered here. The pepsi bezel has a beautiful faded color. Considering the age of this watch, the condition of the case is fascinating. It has natural traces of wear but is still unpolished. The movement caliber of the early 1675s is 1565. It is based on the 1560 caliber on which the GMT and date functions were added. Rolex often engraved "1560" on the automatic winding bridge, like with this watch. The original Oyster bracelet from the second quarter of 1961 with end links ref. 80 fits perfectly to the watch and is in very good condition.

One feature of this GMT is impossible to overlook - the tropical dial. Over the years the glossy black surface obtained a beautiful leather structure with brown color. The golden text of the gilt dial and the brown patina of the lume perfectly fit the overall picture of the watch. A small chip on the left side of the hour marker at 6 o'clock reflects the old age and makes this watch honest. This Rolex GMT-Master 1675 has an ultimate vintage look and is an absolute collector's piece. This Rolex GMT-Master 1675 has the ultimate vintage look and a unique charisma.

Watch collectors place a special emphasis on box and papers. But this Rolex GMT-Master has much more to offer:
- Watch Rate Certificate of 29 September 1960 with reference, serial and movement number (D64XXX) of the watch.
- stamped guarantee certificate, sold on 25 November 1960 in Balcarce, Argentina.
- rare original booklet printed in 1959.
- service invoice from 1967, issued by the same retailer from Balcarce, Argentina.
- original, rare box from 1960.

This GMT offers a long list of special and rare details, which make it an ultimate collector's item. To us this watch has a very emotional character. Its appearance and scars tell us a long, unique life story.

Serial number: 504XXX (1960)

Int.Exe.: 9763226

Classification by Watchpool Condition System

Vintage (1940 - 1980) - 8 - worn regularly - unpolished or light polished

Features

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: GMT Master

Reference: 1675

Functions: date - central second - chronometer - screw-down crown - luminous hand - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Intricacies: GMT / dual timezone

Material: Stainless steel

Watch glass: plexiglass

Delivery Contents: Papers - chronometer certificate - manual - Box - booklet / leaflet - accessories

Bracelet: stainless steel

Type of clasp: deployant buckle flip-lock (Rolex)

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: Rolex 1565

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1960

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