Rolex “Gilt Dial” GMT-Master, ref. 1675 with box and papers

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1,48X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 55,000

Watch details

This "gilt dial" GMT-Master 1675 is in phenomenal, collector quality condition. The case features clear, wide chamfers and sharp edges. The bezel has a perfect fade, the 6636 bracelet is in great shape and the dial is fantastic. In the photos, you can see some light scratches on the original crystal which can be cleaned up. To add to the exceptional condition, this watch comes with all of the original Rolex box and paperwork. A rare opportunity at a complete, A+ quality GMT-Master.

Dealer

Justin Gruenberg

THE GMT-MASTERĀ 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.