Rolex GMT Master ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’ Ref. 1675 Year 1978

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5023XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 3.1.955
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master 'Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum'
Ref. No. 1675
Serial No. 5023XXX
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case with strong lugs and sharp edges
Bracelet / Strap Original matching Jubilee bracelet with little stretch from age
Dial Excellent condition matte dial with UAE 'Quraysh Hawk' Ministry of Defense logo and inscription 'Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum'
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers This watch is published in John Goldberger's book '100 Superlative Rolex watches'


Tariq Malik


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.