Rolex “Pepsi” GMT-Master Ref. 16750 with Creamy Lume

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Year of issue: 1980

Reference number: 16750

Serial number: 6,65X,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 16750 Gender: Gents Year: 1980 Material: Steel Dial Color: Original Matte Black with Beautiful Matching Patina Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 139858 This Rolex GMT-Master II, ref. 16750 is in fantastic condition, we believe likely never polished with a beautiful creamy lume dial. The dial is very clean and free of any major flaws or blemishes. The "Pepsi" bezel insert has a nice fade and the bracelet is in great condition. 


Justin Gruenberg


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.