Rolex GMT ref. 16718 with Original Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 2000

Reference number: 16718

Serial number: 749xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This watch is mint. And beautiful. It remains in nearly new unpolished and entirely original condition. The neutral color palette of the dial & bezel seem to soften the intensity of the yellow gold and allow this watch to be worn daily without feeling overly formal. This piece represents the end of the era of Rolex’s classic sport models and has an honest vintage look, yet is certainly modern enough to wear for all activities. 40mm Originally sold at Bucherer in March of 2000, according to the accompanying original warranty. Stock 44473


Joshua Bonifas


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.