During the development in civil aviation in the 1950's, aircrafts started to cross several time zones faster than before. Pan Am was looking for a watch, which allowed their pilots to see two
different times zones at first glance.
- reference 1675/0
- year of manufacture ca. 1969
- stainless steel case
- leather bracelet with stainless steel buckle
- acrylic glass
- movement: caliber 1575GMT - automatic
- serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva
price upon request
Rolex in Geneva was commissioned with the development of such an instrument. After a development time of only one year Rolex presented in 1954 the first model 6542, which is the mother of all
GMT-Masters. This archetype showed significant differences to all successor models. At the beginning the case was slightly smaller and did not bear the later added crown guards. Also the bezel
was made at the beginning of Bakelite and got later converted to metal. As every Rolex model went through a continuous evolution, also the GMT-Master received during its life lots of optical and
technical modifications. Since the introduction, this model became an icon in the world of watches and is until today very popular either among collectors and enthusiasts. Despite the
constant changes and reengineering of the GMT-Master all variations do have one thing in common: they all possess a high and unique recognition value.
This GMT-Master, reference 1675, dates back to the year 1969 and is a true stunning example of this model. Both, the case and the “Long E”-dial in combination with the matching hands, are in
immaculate condition, but most of the attention has to be drawn on the bezel. The so called “Super Fat Font” insert is known amongst collectors as one of the rarest and hardest to find.
She has a phantastic look and received recently a complete service through Rolex Geneva.