Rolex “Gilt Underline” GMT-Master, Ref. 1675

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Year of issue: 1961

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 69X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 48,000

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 1675 Gender: Gents Year: 1961 Material: Steel Dial Color: Absolutely Stunning Black Gilt Dial with Underline Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Rivet Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 140978 This Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 1675 features a beautiful gilt underline dial with all original lume in excellent condition. The case has fantastic wide chamfers and we believe it has never been polished. This watch has a 69X,XXX serial. Please get in touch with any questions.


Justin Gruenberg


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.