Rolex GMT Master Ref.1675 Box Papers

Year of issue: 1977
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a killer Rolex GMT Master, Reference 1675 from 1977 with original box and papers. The overall condition of this watch is excellent. The original matte dial is pristine with lovely creamy lume markers. The matching hands look great , but to a highly trained eye, we do believe they were re-lumed years ago. The faded blue/red bezel standings out as vintage. The case is nice and strong and the Rolex oyster band is stamped VB which dates it to the same year as the watch. This watches comes with its original inner and outer box, hang tag 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.