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Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Near MINT 1975 Vintage 1675 On 1970 9135 280 Cal 1565

£8,250.00Price

A Pretty Awesome 1975

ROLEX GMT Master II 

PEPSI Bezel 

Officially Certified Chronometer 

Calibre 1560 (signed) actual calibre 1565GMT *this is correct

Automatic 

 

Matte Black Dial Aged Creamy Yellow Tritium 

Ref. 1675

  • Description

    A Pretty Awesome 1975

    ROLEX GMT Master II 

    PEPSI Bezel 

    Officially Certified Chronometer 

    Calibre 1560 (signed) actual calibre 1565GMT *this is correct

    Automatic 

     

    Matte Black Dial Aged Creamy Yellow Tritium 

    Ref. 1675

     

    COSC is Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, which is the institute responsible for certifying the accuracy and precision of wristwatches in Switzerland.

    Less than 3% of the Watches produced in Switzerland are COSC certified chronometers

     

     

     

    AT A GLANCE 

     

    VINTAGE 1975

     

    CASE

    Stainless steel 40mm with screw down Crown Rolex  Crown & Bidirectional GMT Bezel   

    CASE BACK TYPE

    Hermetic Screw Down Case Back 

    DIAL

    Matte black with large tritium indexes Date aperture at 3 mercedes hours hand and lollipop sweep seconds Red GMT hand 

    CRYSTAL

    Acrylic with cyclops crystal 

    BRACELET:

    Stainless Steel Folded Link with lockdown deployant clasp (Ref. 9315 280 endlinks) dated 1970

    MOVEMENT

    ROLEX 1560

    25 Jewels 

    Cosc certified chronometer 

    sweep seconds 

    Date 

    GMT 

     

    THE CASE 

    Classic Rolex oyster case on steroids a jumped up 40mm in diameter all brushed stainless steel 

    40mm in diameter excluding crown 44mm inclusive correct Rolex signed crown almost fully integrated to its crown guard.

    48mm lug tip to lug tip with 20mm lug spacing   

    Case is a hermetic seal screwdown case 

     

    THE DIAL 

    Classic matte black submariner case. 

    A divers watch much like any other divers dial read apparatus, is designed to give maximum read clarity at a glance 

    The GMT Master does this by offsetting those huge tritium index hours markers to that stark matte black contrast 

    Date aperture at 3 

    All other detail in crisp white. 

     

    The Hands 

    We can go a bit off topic here for some general Trivia as stolen from the brilliant "Bob's Watches"

     

    We note before hand tho that these are the correct and orriginal mercedes hands and have a perfect creamy aged tritium coloration matching the dial indexes perfectly. Red GMT 24h hand

     

    "Three-Pointed Star

    The actual Mercedes Benz logo is a three-pointed star, with each point representing a different method of transportation: land, sea, and air. Some believe that Rolex chose a similar motif for the hour hands of their sport watches to represent the different  environments that their sport lines were intended to conquer: Explorer (land), Submariner (sea), GMT-Master (air).

     

    Others believe that the Mercedes hour hand is an allegorical reference to British professional swimmer, Mercedes Gleitze. During her famous 1927 swim of the English Channel, Gleitze wore a Rolex Oyster on her wrist, which remained in perfect working order throughout the entire ten-hour long venture.

     

    Rolex used Mercedes Gleitze’s attempt of the English Channel as the center of an advertising campaign that showcased the superior water-resistance of their Oyster case. At the time, many watch manufacturers made claims of water resistance; however, Gleitze’s swim provided the public with well-documented and irrefutable proof of the Oyster case’s ability to protect against water intrusion.

     

    To this day, Rolex continues to use Gleitze’s name among the marketing materials for their watches, and there are some that believe that the Mercedes-shaped hour hand on Rolex sport models is the company’s subtle way of honoring the British swimmer that holds such an important place in Rolex’s history."

     

    Nothing Is Certain

    Rolex has yet to confirm any of these theories; and in all likelihood, the shape of the hour hand is simply a functional design element. The divides that the “Mercedes” star makes in the open space of the hour hand creates a more stable area in which luminescent paint can be applied. Additionally, the three-pointed star within the hour hand helps visually distinguish it from the other hands and hour markers in low-light settings.

     

    https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-blog/rolex-info/mercedes-hour-hands.html

     

    THE STRAP

    The watch comes with an orriginal Submariner / GMT master strap with lockdown deployment clasp and wetsuit extension

    Ref 9315. FOLDED LINK Clasp with 280 endlinks. 

    Additionally black leather strap from hirsch. 

     

    THE MOVEMENT

    Rolex 1560

     

     

    Features

    free Breguet hairspring

    balance with regulating screws

    automatic

    sweep second

    date: set by changing 21-24h

    hack feature

    24h display

    25 jewels

    f = 19800 A/h

    power reserve 48h