18K Yellow Gold Rolex Rootbeer GMT ref. 1675 with Nipple Dial and Jubilee Bracelet

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 2681xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Vintage gold Rolex sport watches are elegant and substantial. They look well with nearly any attire and function fashionably as a dress or sport watch. This handsome example is entirely mint and boasts a truly impeccable brown nipple dial with amazing, full-intact luminous, gorgeous creamy rich patina and an original Rolex Jubilee bracelet stamped "4/71". Note the original, early bezel insert with silver printing. 40mm. Stock 38000


Joshua Bonifas


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.