Rolex, GMT Master, Pepsi, Gilt, Underline

1963 Rolex GMT Master Pepsi Model 1675 Gilt “Underline”

$55,000.00

The Rolex GMT-Master with Pepsi bezel is a timeless classic.  Manufactured in 1963, there are a number of little touches that make this particular Rolex quite rare and therefore collectible. First and foremost is the gilt underline dial, which has aged beautifully over the last 50 years or so.

For those are not familiar with the term, a ‘gilt dial’ generally means all the markings on the dial are coated in gold, although sometimes a single line may be left in white. As the dial fades over time it takes on its own unique character, in this case giving the GMT-Master pictured a very classic feel.

It’s that ‘underline’ part in particular though that makes this dial just that little bit more special. If you look just above 6 o’clock you will notice a small horizontal line. The purpose of this seemingly innocuous line was to notify customs officials that deadly radioactive radium was no longer being used in the dials for luminescence, instead being replaced by much safer tritium.

If you cast your eyes to the right of the dial you will notice this GMT-Master also features pointed crown guards, or ‘cornino’ as the Italians call them, meaning ‘little horns’. In later models these were subsequently changed to rounder crown guards, making the pointy versions all the more sought after by collectors.

This wathch boasts a 39mm diameter case dual time zone model, with faded so called “Pepsi” bezel, acrylic crystal, and very pleasing original gilt dial. Powered by calibre 1560 self winding movement with sweep seconds, date, and mini 24 hour hand.

 

 

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Description

Brand: Rolex
Model: GMT Master
Ref. No.: 1675
Case/Bracelet Steel
Condition: Good
Serial No.: 8###### (1963)