Rolex GMT Master 1675 Gilt from 1964

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Year of issue: 1964

Reference number: 1675

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Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Perfect GMT 1675 gilt, with matching hands, small GMT hand, original bezel and insert, never polished

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.