Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675 from 1967

Year of issue: 1967
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a rare transitional Rolex GMT Master Reference 1675 from 1967. The inside of the case back is marked 1967 and the watch has the small arrow hand which is a trademark from transitional 1967 GMT's. This watch also has the "hanging 7" on the date wheel and a beautiful fushia bezel. Aside from all the rarities of this watch, the case is nice and strong and the original dial is a beauty. The original lume on the dial has a nice cream tone which also matches the original lume on the hands.


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.