Rolex GMT Master 1675 Circa 1971

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Switzerland
Price in US $ 15,000

Description

'Rolex GMT Master 1675 Pepsi Circa 1971, excellent case that has just returned from polishing and shows very light wear, the fat font blue and red “Pepsi” bezel insert is in excellent condition with some light corrosion around the 6 o’clock bezel marker, excellent 78360 bracelet with 11 links and 580 end links, the clasp is stamped with a 4 over 71 date code, excellent and very clean dial with creamy markers and matching hands, no service history, perfect working conditions

Dealer

Laurent Ponti

THE GMT-MASTER 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.