Rolex Nipple Dial GMT ref. 16758 with Original Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1986

Reference number: 16758

Serial number: 8578xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: On request

Watch details

This 18 karat yellow gold GMT is both handsome and elegant. The transitional model boasts the more vintage-looking original nipple dial, yet later sapphire crystal and rapid set date function, allowing for greater durability, yet still possessing the aged aesthetic of which collectors are so fond. The watch is The Jubilee bracelet (#8386) remains in very good vintage condition. The date wheel has open 6s. Note the gently aged bezel. This watch is accompanied by the original warranty and was first sold on August 6, 1986. 40mm. We are not selling this watch as unpolished. Stock 42740


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.