Early Rolex GMT ref. 16718

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1991

Reference number: 16718

Serial number: N428xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 18,500

Watch details

A handsome example, offering the substance of a modern watch combined with the aesthetic of a vintage piece, this 18 karat yellow gold GMT will make a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. It is suitable for a lady or a gentleman and its neutral color palette will compliment any attire. This watch remains in mint original condition, including the Jubilee bracelet (#8386). The insert was changed prior to Fourtane’s acquisition of the watch. 40mm We are not selling this watch as unpolished and it is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 44257


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.