Transitional Steel & Yellow Gold Rolex GMT ref. 16753

Additional images

Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 16753

Serial number: 7597xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 10,000

Watch details

Noted for its truly mint condition and authentic vintage charm, the watch is visually appealing for its faded original bezel insert, thick case and impeccably-preserved Jubilee bracelet (#62523H.18 with #450 end pieces). Collectors will appreciate this transitional piece for offering the quickset date function, yet also the earlier plastic crystal. 40mm. Stock 43335


Private: 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.