Rolex GMT Master Ref 1675 Box and Papers

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1.9xx.xxx

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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Rolex GMT-Master 1675 "Box and Papers and more"

REF. 1675

$133!! What does that buy you these days? Not much, but in 1969, it bought this beautiful GMT. With amazing patina and faded insert, this is one of the nicest matte 1675s we've had in a while. Comes with original inner box, double punched papers, original price tag with s/n on back, caseback sticker, and more!

Case

Case is in excellent condition with thick lugs. The chamfer on the edges is still visible but soft. The bezel insert has faded to a beautiful aged red and blue. The ref. number between lugs is slightly faded but still visible to the naked eye. The serial numbers are sharp and clear. Caseback dated 1968.

Dial

Excellent "Mark 2" dial that has beautifully aged luminous. There are no scratches or marks visible on the dial. Hands match dial, but the 24 hour hand appears ever slightly lighter in tone under some lights.

Bracelet

Comes on a C+I Rolex oyster band with 10 links. There is little to no stretch. The clasp is dated 1970.

Dealer

Eric Ku

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.