1989 Rolex GMT Master II 1st Series NOS Ref. 16710 (Full Set)

Year of issue: 1989
Reference number: 16710
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


SKU 3.2.031
Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master II 1st Series NOS
Serial No. L214XXX
Ref. No. 16710
Year 1989
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent New Old Stock case with no wear
Bracelet / Strap Excellent original New Old Stock bracelet with no wear
Dial Excellent Tritium dial with no wear
Price On request
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Date, GMT
Condition NOS
Box Orig. box and carton
Papers Punched, filled and dated Warranty Certificate, booklet


Tariq Malik


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.