Gold Rolex GMT Master Ref 16718

Year of issue: 1991
Reference number: 16718
Condition: worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


This is a wonderful Rolex GMT Master II in yellow gold with original gold diamond and ruby Serti Dial. This watch is on its original yellow gold jubilee bracelet with hidden clasp. This watch is in excellent condition. Great watch from 1991.


Matthew Bain


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.