ROLEX GMT Ref. 1675, 1971

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX GMT Ref. 1675,  wot ID: 25079

  • CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, rotating bezel, screw-down crown, unpolished
  • DIAMETER 40 mm
  • MOVEMENT caliber Rolex 1575, automatic, chronometer, 24-hour-indicator, date, second time zone
  • BRACELET folded oyster bracelet, 7836/280-71
  • original box, very nice condition
  • 1971, II. quarter 71


Ralf Meertz


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.