Transitional GMT ref. 16750 with Box, Papers and Rolex Service

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Year of issue: 1987

Reference number: 16750

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Representing an increasingly desirable segment in the market for vintage Rolex, transitional models such as this offer uncommon combinations of details that make them desirable to the collector. This piece offers the updated “quickset” movement and newer dial variation with white gold surround markers, yet still retains the authentic vintage look associated with plastic crystal models. Combined with the original box, papers and Rolex service, we have an attractive package here. 40mm. Stock 37792


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.