Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 1675 with Gilt Dial

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


This beautiful Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 1675 features a rare gilt dial and a wonderfully faded bezel. Produced in 1968 with a 1.68 million serial, this exceptional 1675 has aged very well. The case is in great condition, the dial shows signs of crazing or Spider Dial qualities and the original bracelet has held up very well. This is certainly a fantastic example of this model that would be cherished by any collector. Brand: Rolex Model: "Gilt Dial" GMT-Master, ref. 1675 Circa: 1968 Serial: 1,86X,XXX Dial: Black, gilt dial, slight crazing/spider dial Case Size: 40mm Case Thickness: 12mm Bracelet Size: 7.5 inches Bracelet Material: Steel Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Steel Movement: Automatic Functions: Time, Date, GMT


Justin Gruenberg


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.