GMT-Master

1977

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Model name
GMT-Master
Location
Dubai - UAE
Year
1977
Metal
Stainless Steel
Reference
1675
Dial
UAE Ministry of Defence
Serial
51XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
24 Hour 'Pepsi'
Indexes
Luminous
Case
40mm
Bracelet
Oyster
Crystal
Plexiglass
Box & Paperwork
Oysterbar / Rolex
Movement
Automatic Cal. 1570
Condition
Very Good
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Released in 1954, the GMT-Master resulted from Pan Am and Rolex collaborating on a watch that could tell the time in two different places at once

With the further innovation and popularisation of commercial flying, the distances of flights became greater. This resulted in pilots crossing into different time zones more frequently. Thus, a need for uniformity across the industry was borne as potential issues could arise when communicating with ground teams in a different time zone to the pilots. To eliminate these errors, the aviation industry adopted a standard time-zone, Greenwich Mean Time. As such, the GMT-Master’s fourth hand, the 2nd-hour hand, was to stay on Greenwich Mean Time – which is where the name for the watch comes from.

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DIAL
Original Mark 2 dial with UAE Ministry of Defence

Original Mark 2 matte black dial with original UAE Ministry of Defence Eagle crest. This Mark 2 dial type is from the second batch that corresponds with the 5.1 million serial number of this watch. Other examples of this extremely rare watch with this “logo” dial are found in this same serial range. These watches were presented to top ranking military personnel. The dial is signed  “Swiss- T<25” referring to the original tritium luminous used on the dial & hands which both have a nice patina. The dial has not been touched and remains in excellent original condition showing some small signs of age.

CASE
Steel case with plexiglass & "fat font" Pepsi bezel

The GMT reference 1675 in stainless steel with ‘Pepsi’ bezel. The 5.1 million serial number in-between the lugs denotes the year of production to 1977. The case remains in very good condition with some small scratches and light wear from general use. The watch is complimented by a stunning original “fat font” 24 hour “Pepsi” insert. This reference features a plexiglass crystal with “Cyclops” magnifying the date display and a Rolex Twinlock screw down crown.

BRACELET
Rolex Oyster Bracelet

Rolex Oyster bracelet from a later period to the watch. It has the reference 78360 with clasp code VB and 580 end links. The bracelet shows some signs of wear. Bracelets can be resized on request.

Box & Paperwork

This watch comes with a Rolex box. It is accompanied by documentation to guarantee the authenticity, and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

Oysterbar Guarantee

This watch has been checked by our experts, so that we can guarantee the authenticity and provide a one year mechanical warranty.