Rolex Matte Dial Quickset GMT ref. 16750 with Box and Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 16750

Serial number: 7199xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This super crisp example is offered in mint condition and appears like new. The absence of patina or other blemishes will appeal to a certain collector who prefers a clean look, yet the distinct aesthetic of an authentic vintage watch. This transitional model combines the original matte dial with the classic plastic crystal and the updated “rapid set” date function. The case remains in excellent condition. The hands are new. This watch is accompanied by the original box and papers. 40mm. Stock 42972


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.