Rolex “The FAP GMT Master ref. 1675”

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1964
Reference number: 1675
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € On request

Description

Extremely rare steel Rolex GMT ref. 1675, manufactured in 1964. Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s the Peruvian Air Force ordered a number of watches for high ranking members of its military forces. The present GMT is one of such special issued watches.  The case back features the engraved "Fuerza Aérea del Perú” writing. Also, the inside of the case back is stamped with the last 3 digits of the serial number. The glossy gilt dial and the case are preserved in wonderful condition and the faded blue and red bezel definitely improves the charisma of this historical and amazing timepiece. Case n.: 1.149xxx Cal.: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam.:  39mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1964

Dealer

Corrado Mattarelli

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.