1990 Rolex Steel and Gold Rootbeer GMT with Original Papers

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Year of issue: 1990

Reference number: 16713

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A modern watch with a vintage aesthetic, ideal for someone seeking a vintage novelty with the robustness of a modern watch. This “root beer” GMT ref. #16713 is offered with the original papers and in truly excellent condition. 40mm. Stock 36277


Joshua Bonifas


The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.


As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones. For the first time it became important to know the time in various places in the world, simultaneously. It was the dawn of the jet age, and Rolex responded with a watch to match the spirit of the times.