1970s Rolex GMT Ref. 1675 with Original Papers

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Year of issue: 1970's

Reference number: 1675

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Beautiful condition GMT 1675 with a soft, creamy patina, gently faded bezel and original punched warranty paper. Jubilee bracelet with “550” end pieces. 40mm. Stock 36591


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.