Rolex GMT Master 16758

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1984
Reference number: 16758
Condition: mint
Status: reserved
Dealer country: Spain
Dealer name: Ancienne Vintage Gallery
Price in EUR € n/a

Description

18K gold GMT Master Ref. 16758. Excellently preserved and never polished, this GMT Master stands as a testament to its enduring quality and authenticity. The original brown dial has gracefully transitioned to a stunning rust hue, imbuing the watch with a rare tropical charm that sets it apart from the rest. This distinctive transformation adds a layer of character and individuality to an already iconic timepiece. The Oyster rivet gold bracelet, meticulously preserved, further enhances the watch's allure. Although crafted in 1984, its journey continued with a subsequent sale in 1991, as evidenced by the accompanying “Garantie”, adding another chapter to its storied history. Complete with its original box and papers, this Rolex GMT Master is a coveted collectible.

Dealer

Ancienne Vintage Gallery

THE GMT-MASTER 1955

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.

THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

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.