Stainless Steel Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675

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Year of issue: 1978

Reference number: 1675

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

I’ve always been a great fan of the 1675 family! This example comes in dream conditions, still sharp with its original, factory shine. The original insert is aged to perfection, and the black matte dial is absolutely perfect. Luminous original, intense black, perfect ivory dot markers. Matching Swiss Oyster bracelet with folded links. Not much else to say about this lovely vintage timepiece!

Case – In stainless steel, round crown guards, 24 hour turning bezel Movement – Rolex, self winding caliber 1570 Dial – Matte black, original luminous, perfect patina Band – Original Rolex Swiss Oyster, folded links

Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, Price) Rolex GMT Master 1675 5289603 1978 40 mm. $9,500 Highlights Desirable Model Unpolished, great case Perfect dial, great patina Matching folded links Oyster band


Alessandro Ciani


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.