Late Rolex GMT ref. 1675 with Original Papers

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Model: , , ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5748xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Noted for its mint case and overall condition, this represents what would have been among the last examples of 1675 GMTs produced by Rolex. The watch is accompanied by the original papers. Stock 43898


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.