Rolex “The Underlined GMT Master ref. 1675”

Year of issue: 1963
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Superlative example of steel Rolex GMT Master ref. 1675 manufactured in 1963. The essence of the present specimen is found on the amazing glossy dial:  the gilt writing perfectly combines with the warm ivory tone of the indexes and it also displays the rare and sought after “Underlined” at the 6 o’clock position. Case n.: 1.006xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam.:  39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1963


Corrado Mattarelli


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.