Rolex Yellow Gold GMT-Master II 16718

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 16718
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 16718 Gender: Gents Year: 1990 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Brown Root Beer Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Jubilee Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 132360 This Rolex GMT-Master 16718 is in fantastic condition with a beautiful sharp case, clean dial and tight bracelet. It has been well maintained over the years and is ready for it's new owner.


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.