Rolex Nipple Dial GMT ref. 16753 sold at Tiffany & Co

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 7622xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This watch offers a highly uncommon combination of details, making it quite a find for the seasoned collector. A quickset, nipple dial GMT with a plastic crystal is a find on its own, however this rare beauty was also sold at Tiffany & Co, dramatically augmenting the interest. It remains in entirely original mint condition that will suit the most discerning of enthusiasts. The original Jubilee bracelet #62523H with #450 end pieces is also impeccably-preserved. 40mm. Stock 42747


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.