Rolex GMT Master MK5 Ref. 1675 Year 1978 (Full Set)

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5346XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675 has been manufactured from 1960 until 1978 in gilt and matte dial versions. The dial on this one is from a very late batch from 1978 and features a beautiful yellowish patina. This very example is in mint condition and comes in a collectors dream set with box, certificate and booklets.  

SKU 1.1.598
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master MK5
Ref. No. 1675
Serial No. 5346XXX
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case that has been polished. Reference and serial numbers remain crisp and clean
Bracelet / Strap Very good solid Oyster bracelet with little wear only
Dial Excellent MK 5 dial with a nice yellowish patina which is consistent on dial and hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box Orig. Box & Carton
Papers Punched, stamped and dated certificate


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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.