Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16700 Year 1997 (with RSC Card)

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Year of issue: 1997

Reference number: 16700

Serial number: U738XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Rolex GMT Master 167XX series is the last one which also featured the exceedingly popular Pepsi Bezel before it was discontinued in ca 2006.Different movements were fitted in the different references. The 16700 does not allow to set the hour hand separately like the 16710. Values are steadily going up these models are gaining more and more interest.

SKU 1.1.595
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master
Ref. No. 16700
Serial No. U738XXX
Year 1997
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent stainless steel case that has been polished. Reference and serial numbers remain crisp and clean
Bracelet / Strap Very good solid Oyster bracelet with little wear only
Dial Excellent glossy dial
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers RSC Card


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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.