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. 1972
- stainless steel case
- stainless steel Jubilee bracelet
- acrylic glass
- movement: caliber 1575GMT - automatic
- recently serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva
- original box and papers
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 it's life lots of optical and
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.
Whenever a «Rolex Sports Model» with a so called “Tropical Dial” appears on the scene all of the collectors and connoisseurs queue up. The shown example shows an extremely rare, strong and even
discoloration into a warm brown. The patina of the indexes and hands corresponds perfectly as well. She is not only serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva (which is imperative, as these
dial specialties are often falsified, to prove the authenticity and originality), but still retains its full original documentation from the previous and first owner - a unique opportunity
to acquire a true “vintage icon”.