Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16753 Year 1988

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Year of issue: 1988

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 9570XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Dubai

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

SKU 3.1.966
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master
Ref. No. 16753
Serial No. 9570XXX
Year 1988
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very good and sharp two tone case with straight lugs. Reference and serial numbers are crisp
Bracelet / Strap Excellent later St/G Oyster bracelet with little stretch
Dial Beautiful copper tone radial dial. The lume on the hands is a shade brighter than on the dial but not glowing.
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Automatic
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


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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.