Rolex GMT Master 1675 circa 1978

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5.8 mio

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Vintage GMT Master 1675, serial 5.8 mio from 1978, original tritium hands and dial. The hands agged a little bit lighter than the markers No box no papers


Laurent Ponti


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.