Two-Tone Rolex “Tiffany & Co.” GMT-Master, ref. 16713

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Year of issue: 1977

Reference number: 16713

Serial number: L60XXXX

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master, ref. 16713 Serial: L,60X,XXX Dial: Brown Case Size: 40mm Case Thickness: 13mm Bracelet Size: 7.25 inches, adjustable Bracelet Material: Steel, Yellow Gold Case Material: Steel Bezel Material: Gold Movement: Automatic Functions: Date, GMT, Time


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.