ROLEX GMT Master Ref. 1675 Gilt Mirror Gloss "Wide Swiss" Dial (1966)

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There is something unwaveringly appealing about a gilt dial Rolex from the 50s and 60s, especially the mirror gloss gilt dial GMT reference 1675

The present watch features a high gloss lustrous black dial with gilt lettering, Swiss T < 25” is spread over the bottom 5 minute hashes, therefore we may refer to this example as a "Wide Swiss" (less commonly seen than its 3-hash counterpart)

A well proportioned and thick case with the chamfers still visible; some age related nicks to the case here and there, a small indent to the outer caseback - always a reassuring sign that intervention is doubtful and the case is likely presented as honest and original

Puffy tritium lume plots glow under UV and fall away rapidly, as do the matching and original handset with small triangle GMT hand - an appealing cappuccino colour from time

Presumed original crystal which has been polished to a most satisfactory point of clarity - some very very slight swirling to the gloss dial only visible under raking bright light, a similarly negligible surface dapple just above the "GMT" - it is otherwise blemish free as the images will testify - overall a top and collector grade example

Manufacturer - Rolex

Year - 1966

Reference - 1675

Movement - 1570 Automatic

Case Serial - 1308253

Material -  Stainless Steel - 39 mm not including crown

Case, movement, and dial signed

Inner caseback stamped II 65 - the second half of 1965, which is correct for the serial number and year of manufacture

Comes fitted on a Rolex USA Jubilee bracelet stamped 1 68, with 55 endlinks - large and will fit wrists up to 22 cm

Comes with original inner and outer box, plus card swing tag with correct corresponding serial number

Also accompanying the watch is a receipt dated 27.10.66 - presumed to be the purchase date of the watch, with reference to "bracelet" - one can assume that the watch was fitted with a jubilee bracelet at the request of the first owner, and the clasp was soon after replaced, now showing a 1968 stamp

Service history unknown, however the watch is running strong and keeping exceptional time