N Series Rolex GMT ref. 16713 with Original Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1993

Reference number: 16713

Serial number: N429xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A handsome classic suitable as a sport or dress watch, this GMT Master II with the original “holed” case design is accompanied by its original warranty paper (dated 11/17/93) and booklets.  Oyster bracelet #78363 with #401B end pieces. 40mm. Stock 42709


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.