Rolex GMT-Master, ref. 16750

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Year of issue: 1981

Reference number: 16750

Serial number: 7,10X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master, ref. 16750 Circa: 1981 Serial: 7,10X,XXX Dial: Black Case Size: 40mm Case Thickness: 13mm Bracelet Size: 7.75 inches Bracelet Material: Steel Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Steel Movement: Automatic Functions: Date, Time, GMT


Justin Gruenberg


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.