Gilt Rolex GMT Master Ref 1675 ‘Swiss Only’ Box Papers

Year of issue: 1963
Reference number: 1675
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a beautiful Rolex GMT reference 1675. It is the 1963 model with the rare "Swiss" only gilt dial. The case has the pointy crown guards which are highly collectible. Comes with the box and papers.


Matthew Bain


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.