Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16750 Year 1985 ‘Unpolished’ (Full Set)

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Year of issue: 1985

Reference number: 16750

Serial number: 8658XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The Reference 16750 was launched in 1978 and is the last plexi GMT produced before the sapphire crystal models were introduced. This last reference is getting more and more popular, because it features the newer date quickset movement along with the vintage character of a Pepsi.. Best of both worlds.

SKU 1.1.583
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master
Serial No. 8658XXX
Ref. No. 16750
Year 1985
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent unpolished case with factory bevels. Edges and lugs remain sharp and crisp. Beautifully aged Pepsi insert
Bracelet / Strap Excellent solid Oyster bracelet with very little stretch from age, 13 links
Dial Excellent glossy dial with some spider webbing. The lume plots have turned to a creamy color.
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Functions Date GMT
Condition Mint
Box Earlier Rolex box and carton
Papers Original punched, stamped and dated 86' 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.