Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 1675

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Year of issue: 1977

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5,17X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 1675 Gender: Gents Year: 1977 Material: Steel Dial Color: Black Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Steel Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 130007 This beautiful Rolex  GMT-Master Ref. 1675 was produced in 1977 and has a 5.17 million serial number. The watch is in excellent condition, with a fantastic case with wide chamfers on the lugs, a stunning clean dial, and all original parts.


Justin Gruenberg


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.