Rolex MK II UAE GMT Ref 1675 with original papers

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Special, unique, rare and collectable, this GMT is a highly sought after example that rarely comes to market. Created for the UAE Ministry of Defense, this beautiful watch offers an attractive opportunity to own a highly desirable watch. Beautiful original condition with beefy lugs, a gorgeous UAE logo dial, faded original insert and accompanied by the original warranty paper. No excuses! 40mm. Stock 37445


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.