Rolex “Pepsi” GMT-Master, ref. 1675

Year of issue: 1978
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 1675 Gender: Unisex Year: 1978 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Matte Black with Matching Patina Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 135506 This Rolex Pepsi GMT-Master 1675 is in excellent condition with a beautiful dial and case condition as well as a fantastic Pepsi bezel. The crystal has some scratches which will be cleaned off prior to shipping.


Justin Gruenberg


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.