Rolex GMT-Master 'Pepsi' OCC

Regular price
$105,000
Regular price
Sale price
$105,000
REF 1675
Automatic
39 MM
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SKU AS03088
ref 1675
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20
Includes Includes rivet bracelet, green inner box, period instruction booklet, invoice dated 11/22/1960 from Rolex SA to Mr. William E. Hofer at Ramstein Air Base Germany for servicing.
REF 1675
Automatic
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS03088
ref 1675
case size 39 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes rivet bracelet, green inner box, period instruction booklet, invoice dated 11/22/1960 from Rolex SA to Mr. William E. Hofer at Ramstein Air Base Germany for servicing.

Why We Love it

The GMT-Master Reference 1675 is a genre-defining timepiece. 

The second generation of the dual timezone wristwatch from Rolex, the 1675 was introduced in 1960 and saw nearly two decades of continuous production, resulting in a myriad of dial and case variations that have become one of the most exciting sub-genres of vintage Rolex collecting. Indeed, our Founder, despite his regular insistences that he's "not a Rolex guy" counts no less than five versions in his personal collection.

This beautiful example dates to circa 1960's, and features all of the following:

- Gloss Gilt OCC dial.

- Gilt chapter ring.

- Pointed crown guards.

- Small All Red GMT hand.

- First generation bezel assembly.

- Red & blue 'Pepsi bezel' insert.

- Riveted Oyster bracelet.

...Not to mention the period inner box, period instructional booklet, and Invoice dating 11/22/1960 from Ramstein Air base in Germany for servicing.

It suffices to say, this is a truly exciting early GMT-Master, the likes of which don't come up often. In all his time hunting 1675s, James has only gotten his hands on a few of these early examples...

No hyperbole, folks - this thing is a once in a lifetime watch! 

Overall Condition

The case is in great condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Some signs of polishing and sleeve wear with defined bevels. Tritium lume intact with matching handset showing minimal signs of lume loss in minutes hand. Signed crown. Caseback shows light signs of wear.

Brand Story

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Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Rolex GMT-Master 'Pepsi' OCC

Rolex GMT-Master 'Pepsi' OCC

Regular price
$105,000
Regular price
Sale price
$105,000
Rolex GMT-Master 'Pepsi' OCC

Why We Love it

The GMT-Master Reference 1675 is a genre-defining timepiece. 

The second generation of the dual timezone wristwatch from Rolex, the 1675 was introduced in 1960 and saw nearly two decades of continuous production, resulting in a myriad of dial and case variations that have become one of the most exciting sub-genres of vintage Rolex collecting. Indeed, our Founder, despite his regular insistences that he's "not a Rolex guy" counts no less than five versions in his personal collection.

This beautiful example dates to circa 1960's, and features all of the following:

- Gloss Gilt OCC dial.

- Gilt chapter ring.

- Pointed crown guards.

- Small All Red GMT hand.

- First generation bezel assembly.

- Red & blue 'Pepsi bezel' insert.

- Riveted Oyster bracelet.

...Not to mention the period inner box, period instructional booklet, and Invoice dating 11/22/1960 from Ramstein Air base in Germany for servicing.

It suffices to say, this is a truly exciting early GMT-Master, the likes of which don't come up often. In all his time hunting 1675s, James has only gotten his hands on a few of these early examples...

No hyperbole, folks - this thing is a once in a lifetime watch! 

Overall Condition

The case is in great condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Some signs of polishing and sleeve wear with defined bevels. Tritium lume intact with matching handset showing minimal signs of lume loss in minutes hand. Signed crown. Caseback shows light signs of wear.

Brand Story

+
Though much younger than many of its heavy-hitting horological cousins, Rolex has been at the fore of contemporary watch design virtually since its inception in 1905 by founder Hans Wilsdorf. A veritable marketing genius, Wilsdorf understood the power of story, associating his watches with the most notable and intrepid athletes, explorers, soldiers and politicians of the 20th century. His efforts were clearly successful: Today, the word “Rolex” is nearly synonymous in the minds of millions around the word with “watch.”

From the early waterproof Oyster case of the 1920s through to the ultra-complicated Sky Dweller of today, Rolex models and innovations have captivated a global audience and permeated the zeitgeist unlike those of any other brand. Whether it’s a simple, time-only Air King, a function-first Submariner or a complicated GMT Master II for the jet set, a Rolex commands a certain respect on the wrist and says something about the discerning eye of its owner.

From the swimming of the English channel in 1927 to the scaling of Mt. Everest in 1953, Rolex watches have been associated with adventure for the better part of a century. Despite its association since the 1970s more with luxury and status than with commando operations behind enemy lines or sporting achievements, Rolex still makes one of the most robust timepieces available on the contemporary market. And the company continues to support scientific endeavors around the world.

Interestingly, for most of the firm’s history, Rolex largely did not produce its components in-house, including its movements. (Indeed, hand-wound Daytonas sold today at auction for eye-watering prices feature run-of-the-mill Valjoux movements that feature in watches from hundreds of other brands). It wasn’t until the early 21st century that Rolex became the vertically integrated manufacturing behemoth that it is today, purchasing everything from movement manufacturers to bracelet companies. (Notably, the Crown even forges its own gold.)

Whether one is attracted to the rich history of the brand or simply finds its products notable from an investment perspective, Rolex is a company whose wares are guaranteed to remain a benchmark for horological quality forever.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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