Rolex GMT ref. #1675 sold on December 11, 1967

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1584xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A handsome package, including the original warranty dated December 11, 1967, the watch is in beautiful original condition and boasts a soft, even creamy (perfect!!) patina across the luminous of the hands and markers, original Jubilee bracelet with folded links, mint case with distinct beveled edges and an aged, yet still vibrant, original insert. 40mm. Stock 42176


Joshua Bonifas


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.