Rolex Turning Tropical Matte Dial GMT ref. 1675

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1967

Reference number: 1675

Serial number: 1832xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This is a handsome example of a matte dial GMT noted for its beautiful, creamy patina, faded insert, original Rolex USA bracelet stamped “’67”, original date wheel and thick case. The “Long E” dial variation is best appreciated in person, as it is distinctly dark brown. 40mm. Stock 43144

Dealer

Joshua Bonifas

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.