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

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5317XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 1.1.567
Brand Rolex
Model GMT MasterĀ Radial
Serial No. 5317XXX
Ref. No. 1675
Year 1978
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case with very light wear from age. The lugs remain strong and crisp. The watch comes with a Blueberry insert
Bracelet / Strap Excellent solid Oyster bracelet with very little stretch from age
Dial Excellent Radial dial with full red GMT hand
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box Original box & carton
Papers Original Certificate and booklets


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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.