Rolex GMT Master Ref 16758 in Yellow Gold

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Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 16758

Serial number:

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is an excellent Rolex yellow gold GMT Master with original brown nipple dial. This watch comes on its original yellow gold Rolex jubilee bracelet. This is an impressive yellow gold Rolex GMT Master. (12172)


Matthew Bain


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.