1968 Rolex GMT Master MK1 Fuchsia Ref. 1675 (with Box & Papers)

Year of issue: 1968
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


SKU 1.1.719
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master MK1 Fuchsia
Ref. No. 1675
Serial No. 1908XXX
Year 1968
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent and sharp case in nearly unpolished condition with some wear from use. There are visible bevels on the lugs which remain straight and even.
Bracelet / Strap Very good folded 7836 bracelet with later Service clasp
Dial Excellent and very clean matte Mk1 dial with creamy lumes matching with the hands
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box Period Rolex box and carton
Papers Orig, stamped and dated warranty booklet and GMT brochure


Tariq Malik


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.