Rolex GMT Master MK1 Ref. 1675 Year 1971 (Full Set)

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


SKU 1.1.618
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master MK1
Serial No. 2843XXX
Ref. No. 1675
Year 1971
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent case with sharp edges and crisp bevels, seems to be unpolished. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact. No corrosion or pitting
Bracelet / Strap Excellent folded Oyster bracelet with little stretch from age
Dial Excellent MK1 dial with long E which in sunlight looks a bit brownish. The hands have been color matched to the lume plots.
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box Orig. Box & Carton
Papers Original punched Chronometer Certificate


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.