Rolex GMT Master “All Red Hand” Box and Papers

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Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Rolex GMT-Master "All Red Hand" Box and Papers

REF. 1675

With the added "Pop" of the all-red 24 hour hand, this GMT is simply beautiful. Nicely aged luminous and a brightly colored bezel make this a very attractive watch on the wrist. The watch comes with box and punched papers as well as its original GMT and Oyster booklet.


Case is in excellent condition. It exhibits signs of careful polishing over the years, with a small chamfer visible along the edge. Small surface wear is evident, but nothing major of note. Bezel insert has discolored slightly, showing a bright red and blue with some surface scratches and wear.


Original MK II dial in excellent condition. There are no visible scratches or obvious marks on the dial. Luminous is of a middle cream/yellow patina, with matching hands.


Watch comes on a tight folded 7836 band with 13 links and 280 end pieces. It shows very minor stretch.
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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.