S/Gold Rolex GMT-Master nipple dial 16753 from 1981

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1981

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 6740XXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

S/Gold Rolex GMT-Master ref 16753 from 1984 with nipple dial and  matching Oyster bracelet


Alessandro Ciani


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.