Rolex Pointy Crown Guard Gilt Track Ring Dial GMT Ref. 1675

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Year of issue: 1961

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

“Fresh, untouched and beautiful”- Josh Bonifas. This watch has everything: an unpolished case with pointy crown guards, original faded bezel insert, gilt track ring dial and a beautiful matched patina on the hands and markers. It’s everything collectors want in a vintage watch. Enjoy! 40mm. Stock 37683


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.