Rolex Two-Tone GMT-Master Root Beer Watch, With Original Box, Hangtag and Manual

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Year of issue: 1981

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 7,24X,XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 16753 Gender: Unisex Year: 1981 Material: Two-Tone Dial Color: Brown Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Two-Tone Bracelet Box/Paper: Box & Manuals Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 146539 This Rolex "Root Beer" GMT-Master, Ref. 16753 is in excellent condition with a beautiful original brown dial and comes with the original box, manual and hang tag with the watches serial number.  


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.