ROLEX GMT, Ref. 16753, wot ID: 22871, 1982

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 16753

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Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: Germany

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

ROLEX GMT  Master Ref. 16753, wot ID: 22871 CASE screwed case, acrylic glass, rotating bezel, screw-down crown DIAMETER 40 mm MOVEMENT caliber Rolex 3075, automatic, chronometer, 24-hour-indicator, date, quickset, second time zone DIAL original Tritium.dial and hands, nipple-dial, root bear BRACELET jubilé bracelet , steel gold very nice condition 1982


Ralf Meertz


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.