ROLEX GMT Master Ref. 16750, 1984

Model:
Year of issue: 1984
Reference number: 16750
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: Germany
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

ROLEX GMT Master Ref. 16750,  wot ID: 24962

  • CASE screwed case, steel, acrylic glass, rotating bezel, screw-down crown
  • DIAMETER 40 mm
  • MOVEMENT cal. Rolex 3075, automatic, hack seconds, chronometer, 24-hour-indicator, date, quickset, second time zone
  • DIAL original Tritium.dial and hands
  • BRACELET jubilé bracelet , 62510H/555 CC L8
  • very nice condition
  • 1984

Dealer

Ralf Meertz

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.