Rolex GMT Master Gilt Ref. 1675 Year 1966 (Full Set)

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Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1335XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU3.1.938
BrandRolex
ModelGMT Master Gilt
Ref. No.1675
Serial No.1335XXX
Year1966
GenderGents
Case Size40mm
CaseExcellent thick and crisp case with fat and even lugs
Bracelet / StrapExcellent rivited and folded Oyster with long clasp stamped 1/65
DialExcellent gilt dial with very nice and strong patina which is consistent overall. The bezel insert has nicely faded to a petroleum and orange combination which matches the dial very well
PriceSold
CrystalAcrylic
MovementAutomatic
FunctionsDate, GMT
ConditionMint
BoxOrig. Pyramid box w/ carton
PapersOrig.punched certificate and Chronometer paper

Dealer

Tariq Malik

THE GMT-MASTERĀ 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.