Mint Condition Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Rootbeer Rolex GMT ref. 1675

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Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 3462xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Exceptional condition with rich, creamy patina evenly matched across the luminous nipple markers and hands and a "like new" original Rolex Jubilee bracelet. Specific to this model, the condition of the bracelet #62510H with #655 end pieces will satisfy the most discerning of collectors. This offers the ideal balance between a sport and a dress watch. 40mm. Stock 38005


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.