Rootbeer Rolex GMT ref. 16753

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 7230xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 12,500

Watch details

Remaining in all original vintage condition, this GMT has the vintage aesthetic of the nipple dial & plastic crystal, combined with the convenience of the quickset date function. Even the date wheel is original to the watch! The original Jubilee bracelet (#62523) is in excellent vintage condition. This will make a handsome gift (or gift-to-self!) for someone who seeks a collectable vintage Rolex in honest original condition at a price that feels like a bargain compared to many of its counterparts. 40mm We are not selling this watch as unpolished and it is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 44291


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.