Rolex GMT Master Coke Unpolished Ref. 16710 Year 1997 (Full Set)

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Year of issue: 1997

Reference number: 16710

Serial number: U523XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 1.1.607
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master Coke
Ref. No. 16710
Serial No. U523XXX
Year 1997
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent unpolished case with no dents or dings
Bracelet / Strap Excellent Oyster bracelet with very little stretch from age
Dial Excellent black glossy dial
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Date GMT
Condition Mint
Box Orig. Box & Carton
Papers Orig. Certificate


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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.