Rolex GMT-Master II 16718 Yellow Gold with original Box and Paper – Excellent conditions

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1991
Reference number: 16718
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Italy
Price in EUR € 19.500


Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Ref: 16718 Case Size: 40 mm Glass: Sapphire Movement: Automatic Dial: Black Strap/Bracelet: Black Leather Strap Condition: Excellent Set: Original Box and Paper


Maurizio De Angelis


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.