Rolex “The Tropical GMT Master ref. 1675”

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Year of issue: 1962

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 876xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Extraordinary example of steel Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675 manufactured in 1962. The essence of the present specimen is found on the amazing chocolate brown tone of its wonderful chapter ring dial. This beautiful gradual color is perfectly combined with the gilt writing and warm ivory tone of the indexes and hands. It also displays the sought after “Exclamation Mark”: This little point at 6 o’ clock was used by Rolex in 1962 to show that the radiation has been adapted to the new Atomic Energy Commission regulations. Read more about the beautiful history of Rolex GMT at “The Onlyvintage Magazine” Case n.: 876xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam.:  39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1962

Dealer

Corrado Mattarelli

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.