Rolex Gilt Dial GMT-Master Ref 1675

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Year of issue: 1963

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is a very attractive example of a gilt Rolex GMT from 1963. The case is in excellent condition with the iconic pointy crown guards. The gilt dial is in excellent condition with the rare underline marking and beautiful mustard color gold writing. The watch comes on a later heavy Rolex heavy oyster band.


Matthew Bain


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.