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Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Root Beer Nipple Matte Brown Dial ca. 1971 Rootbeer Unique Bezel Insert

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Payment Method
Wire transfer

Reviews: 182
This dealer is from Manchester, United Kingdom.
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Listing code APCV60
Brand Rolex
Model GMT-Master
Reference number 1675
Dealer product code 2010010
Movement Automatic
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Year of production 1971 (Approximation)
Condition Fair (Obvious signs of wear or scratches)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Manchester


Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 1570
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 26


Case material Gold/Steel
Case diameter 40 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Yellow gold
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Brown
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Gold/Steel
Bracelet color Gold/Steel
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel


Date, GMT


Central seconds, Rotating Bezel, Screw-Down Crown, Master Chronometer


We are pleased to offer for sale this rare variant of the coveted Rolex GMT model reference 1675 which has been carefully and sympathetically restored.

A very good vintage condition, chronometer rated automatic movement Rolex GMT Master, model reference 1675 also known as the Root Beer. Featuring a 40mm stainless steel and yellow gold case, housing a unique & extremely rare 'flat' matte brown dial with gold raised 'nipple' hour markers. Please note that there is a small amount of peeling of the dial coating at 6 o'clock. The dial also includes the original hands with well aged Tritium lume and a date aperture at 3 o'clock showing an unusual brushed champagne background date wheel. Surrounded by a rotating yellow gold bezel with a single colour bronze GMT bezel insert which perfectly complements the dial. Supplied on a brand new, full retail length Rolex Oyster bracelet in stainless steel & yellow gold, with a stainless steel Oysterclasp.

As with all of the watches requiring restoration work prior to resale, we sent this time-piece back to the manufacture for evaluation. Rolex Service Centre UK advised us to exchange the plexi glass, dial, hands and bracelet. As the original matte brown dial is no longer in stock, the replacement offered by Rolex was a black variant which we felt would take away the unique beauty of how the watch was originally presented when new.

In order to keep the watch as close to original as possible we declined the offer of the black dial. We did opt for a new bracelet which was supplied at a cost of £2,700. The full service was then carried out by our trusted watchmaker including replacement of plexi glass to the cost of £600.

This watch will fit up to just over 7¾" (19.7cm) wrist size without any additional links.

This watch is supplied as shown in the detailed images with the original Rolex invoice and a Rolex soft green pouch. Based on the serial number, this is an approximately 1971 watch. Please note there are some marks and dents on the case back and the sides (underneath the end links), however the serial number is still legible.

For your peace of mind this watch is covered by a one year Rolex Watch Trader warranty valid from the point of purchase. Due to age, older watches may not fall within our typical expected tolerances for timekeeping, and are no longer suitable for use in wet environments or submersion in water.


Rolex Watch Trader

Chancery Place
50 Brown Street
Manchester M2 2JT
United Kingdom
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Tel.: +44 7765 454 585
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129 watches listed
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Watches sold with Buyer Protection: 225

4.9 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 182

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