Rolex P Series GMT ref. 16710

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 2000

Reference number: 16710

Serial number: P310xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A late example of this now-discontinued classic, the watch remains in excellent original condition. This would have been among the last of its kind produced with this “holed” case design. Note the glossy dial and beautifully-faded insert. Oyster bracelet #78790A. 40mm. Stock 42742


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.