Rolex Yellow Gold GMT-Master Tropical Green Watch Ref. 16758

Year of issue: 1984
Reference number: 16758
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: GMT-Master Reference: 16758 Gender: Gents Year: 1984 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Tropical Green Nipple Dial Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Handmade Leather Travel Pouch Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 130929

This stunning 1984 Rolex GMT-Master 16758 features one of the most beautiful and interesting dials we have come across on this model. Over time, the dial has changed to an amazing green color that wonderfully contrasts the gold case and brown bezel. This watch is a fine example of what makes vintage watch collecting so special. You will not find another 16758 like this one.


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.