Steel Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16750 Quick Set

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Reference number: 16750

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This example comes in great conditions, still sharp with its original, factory shine. This is the last version of plastic crystal GMT, that differentiates itself from the previous version for the date quick set-feature and the white gold surround hour markers over a glossy finish. Heavy links bracelet, of course.

Case - In stainless steel, with 24 hour turning bezel Movement - Rolex, self winding caliber 3075 Dial - Glossy black, “white gold surround” markers, mint Band - Original and matching Oyster stainless steel band

Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, Price) Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master 16750 8657046 1985 40 mm. $7,500

Highlights Unpolished Case Extraordinary Conditions Matching Oyster Band Perfect Dial Desireable Model


Alessandro Ciani


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.