Mint Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16718

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Year of issue: 1988

Reference number: 16718

Serial number: S,29X,XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is in phenomenal mint condition. If you are in the market for a yellow gold sport Rolex, this is a wonderful piece.

Brand: RolexModel: GMT-Master, ref. 16718Dial: BrownCase Size: 40mmCase Thickness: 13mmBracelet Size: 7.75 inchesBracelet Material: Yellow GoldCase Material: Yellow GoldBezel Material: Yellow GoldMovement: AutomaticFunctions: Date, Time, GMT


Justin Gruenberg


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.