Rolex PCG Case Tropical Gilt Track Ring Dial GMT ref. 1675

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1962

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A gilt track ring dial GMT with a pointy crown guard case noted in particular for its color changing “tropical” brown dial. The original faded insert is a lovely compliment, but one mustn’t ignore the beefy case lugs and original matched handset. The original owner painted the mini 24-hour hand all red. This one really has the authentic vintage character that makes vintage Rolex so beloved. 40mm. Stock 42122


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.