Rolex GMT Ref. 1675 with Long L Military Provenance

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 2334xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Originally purchased at a US Naval store, the watch comes complete with the original double punched warranty papers, booklets and original sales receipt. Note the gorgeous color hues of the original bezel insert. Still fitted with its original Oyster bracelet (#7836) with folded links and #280 end pieces, the watch remains in the same condition in which we acquired it from the original owner. 40mm. Stock 41853


Private: 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.