Rolex "No Crown Gaurds" GMT-Master, ref. 1675

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The GMT-Master is one of the pillars in the famous Rolex sport watch collection, alongside the Submariner and the Daytona. Easily identifiable with it’s two-colored bezel, the GMT-Master has become an icon among vintage watch collectors, with some owning a number of examples of this same model. 

In the 1950’s, the GMT-Master was developed in cooperation with the Pan-American Airlines to assist pilots with telling time in multiple time zones. As flight technology increased, so did flight times and distances, meaning pilots would be crossing through a number of time zones in one flight. To keep pilots on correct time, Rolex created the GMT-Master with a hand that could be set to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the standard time used by pilots, while the other hour hand could be set to local time.

This particular GMT-Master, ref. 1675 is rare in that it does not have crown gaurds, which were first introduced in the reference 1675. This means the watch is a very early edition and extremely rare.

Brand: Rolex

Model: GMT-Master, ref. 1675

Serial: 1,11X,XXX

Dial: Brown

Case Size: 40mm

Case Thickness: 13mm

Bracelet Size: Adjustable Strap

Bracelet Material: Leather

Case Material: Yellow Gold

Bezel Material: Yellow Gold

Movement: Automatic

Functions: Date, GMT, Time