WHY THIS WATCH MATTERS
The 1675 is the second generation of the Rolex GMT-Master, replacing the first model, ref 6542.
Integral changes were made to the 1675 – first was the introduction of crown guards and second was replacing the fragile radium Bakelite bezel with an aluminum insert – both making the watch robust enough for daily wear.
These improvements, along with its sheer beauty, made the 1675 popular. Along the way, Rolex introduced a succession of variations in dials, hands, and other features, making the 1675 a model that’s quite fun to get lost in.