The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile.
In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age. In the same year, Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch which indicated two time zones simultaneously that could be issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul transcontinental international flights.
GMT or UTC stands for Greenwich Mean Time or Coordinated Universal Time which is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. GMT or UTC is the time zone that is required for all aviation planning, weather forecasts, schedules and other paperwork.
The original Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand directly displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. This GMT hand enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel, set to the correct offset thus displaying a second-time-zone on the 24-hour scale.
This specific 1972 Rolex GMT Master Ref. 1675 is in superb condition, complete with with original Rolex inner and outer boxes, original paperwork, hangtags and Rolex service receipt. This watch is an incredible addition to any collection as Ref. 1675 GMT's are becoming harder to find, even more so "full set" Ref. 1675 GMT's. This being due to the fact they are becoming highly collectible and sought after among collectors.
Black (Matte) MK2
Rolex 78360 oyster bracelet w/ 501B End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The case is in excellent condition with full lugs showing very minimal wear with case chamfers still visible. The era correct "Fat Font" insert is in magnificent condition showing no wear or aging. The Rolex 78360 oyster bracelet with 501B End pieces is in stunning condition showing very little stretch and no signs of wear.
Dial & Hands
The Mk. 2 dial is in stunning original condition, the lume plots are gorgeous bright white and exhibit no lume degradation when inspected under UV light. The original tritium hands match the dial coloration perfectly and are in similar condition showing no lume loss when inspected under UV.
Watch comes complete with original Rolex inner and outer boxes, original paperwork, hangtags, Rolex service receipt from original owner. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.