Rolex GMT-Master Ref 1675 “Gilt Dial”

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Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1,3XX,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Mirror mirror on the wall.... A really beautiful 1675 GMT featuring a mirror like glossy gilt dial. Recently serviced and polished, the watch is stunning with its aged fuscia colored bezel and nearly perfect dial.


Case has thick and straight lugs, no scratches or wear visible. Numbers between lugs are clear and visible to the naked eye.


Original gilt dial is in excellent condition. It is eye clean and free from major marks or scratches. Using a loupe, you can see very minor surface wear consistent with a watch that is 50 years old. The 5 olcock lume dot is slightly broken. Luminous on original hands have been colored to match the dial


Comes on an excellent condition USA rivet band with 12 links. There is little stretch, and clasp is dated 1-70.


Eric Ku


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.