Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 16758, Original SARU

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 16758

Serial number: 8,78X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 350,000

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 16758SARU Gender: Gents Year: 1984 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Pave Diamond with Sapphire Markers Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold with Original Pave Diamond Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 141000 The original Rolex GMT SARU is one of the rarest Rolex models of all time. Very few were produced and only a handful have ever appeared on the market. This “SARU,” short for Sapphires and Rubies, was produced in 1984 and is in phenomenal original condition.

Dealer

Justin Gruenberg

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.