Rolex GMT Steel and Yellow Gold Ref.16753 with Box and Papers

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Year of issue: 1983

Reference number: 16753

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Steel and gold vintage Rolex models represent good value in the marketplace and are still prices at below the retail of their new counterparts (unlike the steel sport models). The “nipple” dial is aesthetically interesting. This watch was serviced at Rolex and comes with the original punch papers. Mint vintage condition. 40mm. Stock 36187


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.