ROLEX — GMT Tiger-eye — Ref. 1675 — 1973

Year of issue: 1973
Reference number: 1675
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Dealer name: Ralf Meertz
Price in EUR € n/a


ROLEX — GMT Tiger-eye — Ref. 1675 — 1973 — WOT-ID: 34049

  • Description Rolex GMT-Master 1675-8 Tiger-eye
  • Casing yellow-gold, acrylic glass, screwed case, screw-down crown, rotating bezel
  • Diameter 40.0 mm
  • Movement caliber Rolex 1570, second time zone, 24-hour-indicator, date, automatic, chronometer
  • Watch Face Brown, original Tritium.dial and hands
  • Watch Band buckle, leather strap
  • Condition very nice original condition, 32.500 EUR
  • Year 1973


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.