Rolex Gmt Master II Chuck Yaeger second series with paper

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 2000

Reference number: 16710

Serial number: A

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Italy

Price in EUR €: n/a

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Rolex Gmt Master II special Edition Chuck Yaeger Reference 16710 Serial A Dial special edition commemorative for General Chuck Yaeger famous  aircraft Pilot Dial engraved for special edition Complete with Box and Paper Price 21000

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Elvio Piva

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.