Rolex GMT Master Ref 1675 from 1978

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: Germany

Price in EUR €: 14.800

Watch details

GMT Ref. 1675 CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, screw-down crown DIAMETER 40 mm MOVEMENT 1570, automatic, chronometer, 24-hour-indicator, date DIAL original Tritium.dial and hands, black, Maxi Dial BRACELET heavy oyster bracelet, 78360/580-CC O12 very nice condition    


Ralf Meertz


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.