With Rolex Garantie Internationale de Service dated 19 January 2015.
The present reference 1675 is an exceedingly rare example of a Rolex GMT-Master model made for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, featuring his signature and the UAE crest. Preserved in exceptional original overall condition, its dial stands out by the evenly discoloured luminous material to numerals and hands, displaying a most charismatic cream-coloured tone, all enhanced by the very crisp "Quraysh Hawk" and signature of His Highness Sheikh Al Maktoum. Noteworthy also is the printing of the different 'padded layers' of the crest, creating a tri-dimensional effect.
The case has evidently only ever so slightly been polished and impresses with its full case proportions and the very well defined fluting to the lugs. The beautifully bleached bezel rounds up the overall appeal of this superb wristwatch.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 15 July 1949) is the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and constitutional monarch of Dubai. He has held those positions since January 2006, when he succeeded his elder brother, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In February 2006, he became Prime Minister of the UAE.
Presenting gifts is an important tradition in the Arab culture, with generosity and politeness being very significant aspects in this regard, and for some reason watches, particularly made by Rolex, appear to be among the favourite presents.
Watches personalized for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, especially in such outstanding original overall condition as the present example, are highly sought after collectors pieces in today's market.