1972 Rolex GMT Master MK4 ‘Pumpkin Patina’ Ref. 1675

Year of issue: 1972
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


A very attractive example of the Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675 retained in excellent overall  condition. What makes this watch very appealing is the excellent and flawless MK4 dial with original Tritium lume which has aged to a spectacular orange/pumpkin patina. The period-correct red-back “Pepsi” insert is very attractive, with a nice “faded” blue jeans appearance.The  Jubilee bracelet completes the look and makes this a very sexy GMT to wear.

SKU 1.1.766
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master 'Pumpkin Patina'
Serial No. 3224XXX
Ref. No. 1675
Year 1972
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case showing nice bevels on the straight and even lugs. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and sharp. The original red back bezel insert has a nicely faded Pepsi color
Bracelet / Strap Very nice 6251H rolled Jubilee bracelet with some stretch from age. The bracelet is long and has 55 and links.
Dial Excellent and flawless MK4 dial (correct for the serial) showing very strong and original pumpkin patina matching the hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.


As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones. For the first time it became important to know the time in various places in the world, simultaneously. It was the dawn of the jet age, and Rolex responded with a watch to match the spirit of the times.