Rolex Nipple Dial GMT ref. 1675

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 5769xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 9,800

Watch details

Noted in particular for its beautiful luminous patina which accentuates the glossy black dial, this handsome example also comes with a unique bonus- a Rolex USA Jubilee bracelet. The Oyster bracelet (#93153-18 with #501 end pieces) remains in excellent condition, so you can change the character of your watch at your will. This watch is not accompanied by any accessories beyond the additional bracelet. Stock 43889


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.