Gold Rolex GMT Master Ref 1675 No Crownguard

Year of issue: 1960
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is an exceptional example of the rare 18kt yellow gold no crown guard Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675 from the early 1960's. The original brown gilt dial is pristine. The original daphine hands are in excellent condition with original lume matching the original lume on the dial. The case of this watch is very strong showing minor wear.


Matthew Bain


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.