PCG Rolex GMT Master Ref. 1675 Gilt Underline with Magenta Insert

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Model: , , ,

Year of issue: 1963

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 876xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Beautiful!! This watch is noted for its unpolished pointy crown guard case, gorgeous original faded magenta insert, bright matching patina across the hands and markers, super glossy “Swiss only” gilt dial with underline and mini 24-hour hand. The “Swiss only” is partially obscured by the case, which is consistent with this dial variation. The original riveted Oyster bracelet is stamped 1/68. Visually striking and in excellent condition. 40mm. Stock 42508


Private: 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.