Rolex GMT Master Reference 16750 circa 1984.

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Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 16750

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Condition: worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 12,500

Watch details

This is a wonderful transitional Rolex GMT Master Reference 16750 circa 1984. This watch has an all original black glossy dial with beautiful original pumpkin patina lume on the hands and dial. The case on this watch is nice and strong and holds its shape well. The Ref. 16750 has the updated Caliber 3075 movement which features a quick-set date and hacking feature of the seconds hand. This watch comes on its original 78360 Rolex oyster bracelet with 580 end pieces.

Dealer

Matthew Bain

THE GMT-MASTERĀ 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.