Nipple Dial Rolex GMT ref. 1675

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1979

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5954xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

Noted for the lovely patina on the luminous markers, this watch further boasts excellent bracelet condition and a very strong case. The bracelet, dial and bezel are original. The hands have been replaced prior to our acquisition of the watch. 40mm. Stock 41621


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.