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  • MAN REF 1675 (8)
  • YEAR 1981
  • CASE 18K Yellow Gold
  • BRACELET Leather with GP Tang Buckle
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This vintage Rolex GMT Master has an 18k yellow gold case, and a rare “nipple” dial. These watches have become immensely sought after by collectors and stylists and hold a unique retro appeal. The dial of this watch is original. The watch is dated 1981 on a 7** serial and therefore was the last year the “nipple’” dial was produced. There are minor scratches around the dial’s centre and the watch has a replacement (Rolex) GMT hand as the original lost some of the original tritium (luminous material) although this part will be included with the watch at sale, if desired, for originality’s sake. The case has some polishing. We have fitted a high quality matching leather strap and gold plated Rolex tang buckle. This watch comes with a V&P presentation box.


  • SIZE 40mm
  • BRACELET Max 180mm
  • CONDITION Excellent


Introduced in 1954 through a collaboration with Pan Am airways, the GMT Master was designed to measure two timezones. The red arrow hand indicates the second timezone which can be adjusted by rotating the bezel. In 1989 the GMT Master II was introduced with a quick set hour hand which could be adjusted as a timezone was crossed. The classic models were discontinued in 2007. Given the enormous length of the model’s history, this model has featured in many iconic films and on celebrities including: Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Honor Blackman (as Pussy galore), Bruce Reynolds, Tom Selleck (as Magnum PI), Che Guevera, Jackie Stewart and many NASA astronauts. The 1675 (8) 18k yellow gold model is particularly rare especially with original dial.