ROLEX 16758 GMT-Master
Fasten your seatbelts for the story of the inimitable Rolex GMT-Master! As civil aviation took off after World War II, airlines began to fly over longer distances. As a result, pilots required accurate watches that could display multiple time zones simultaneously. In the early 1950s, Pan American Airways (Pan-Am) requested Rolex to develop a watch for this very purpose. The GMT-Master (‘GMT’ standing for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) was introduced in 1954. It featured a 24-hour hand alongside the regular 12-hour hand. In combination with a bidirectional 24-hour bezel, this GMT hand could be used to read the home time zone while the 12-hour hand displayed the ‘local’ time. Despite its close links to aviation and its professional purpose, the Rolex GMT enjoys a fanbase far beyond the pilots it was originally intended for. Over the years Rolex has introduced many wonderful variations of the GMT: take your pick!
Take this wonderful ROLEX 16758 GMT-Master from 1983: it’s undoubtedly a sports watch but much sleeker and thinner than its contemporary brethren.
More importantly, the 16758 trades in the no-nonsense 40 mm stainless steel Oyster case for a luxurious 18K yellow gold one, here with a matching 18K yellow gold Jubilee bracelet. The 18K yellow gold rotating bezel features a classy black anodized aluminium inlay that matches perfectly with the glossy black nipple dial with gilt accents.
This 16758 is powered by the upgraded caliber 3075 automatic movement, which introduced the quickset date function to the GMT line. The watch is in wonderful condition with thick lugs and sharp lines, as well as a great bracelet.
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We have been in this industry for over 20 years. We have experience with multiple brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Heuer and Breitling. Payments can be made on the website and (when preferred) cash on collection. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!