Rolex Quickset Matte Dial GMT ref. 16750

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1984

Reference number: 16750

Serial number: 8520xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A late plastic crystal sport watch retaining the authentic vintage look, yet boasting the updated rapid set date function. The watch is in mint vintage condition with a lovely, creamy patina and original date wheel. Oyster bracelet #78360 with# 593 end pieces. 40mm. Stock 42752


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.