Accompanied by a Rolex Guarantee dated March 26th, 1969, product literature, Rolex envelope, and Rolex presentation box.
Following the success of the original GMT-Master reference 6542 in 1954, Rolex introduced successor reference 1675 only five years later. Reference 1675 stayed in production until 1980. The yellow gold version of reference 1675 originally came without crown guards, which were only introduced in 1967 on the yellow gold version to match their stainless steel counterparts. Upon its introduction, the reference was available in 18k gold or stainless steel.
This watch has rare Daytona-style stick hands, as depicted in a circa 1968 Rolex advertisement. As such, this version of the GMT-Master with these hands is sometimes nicknamed the Concorde GMT-Master as this was the version worn by Concorde pilots. It is thought that the stick hands may have been easier for pilots to quick reading the time and differentiate from the seconds hand and GMT hand.
Reference 1675 is illustrated in 100 Years of Rolex by F. & G. Mondani, 2008, p. 91.