Quickset Rolex GMT Ref. 16753 with Box & Papers

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Year of issue: 1987

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 8940xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Offering excellent value and superior vintage condition, this steel & 18k yellow gold GMT is the “total package”, accompanied by the original box, warranty, sales receipt, booklets and tags. 40mm. Stock 41915


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.