During the development in civil aviation in the 1950's, aircrafts started to cross several time zones faster than before. Pan Am was looking for a watch, which allowed their pilots to see two
different times zones at first glance.
- reference 16750
- year of manufacture ca. 1985
- stainless steel case
- stainless steel Oyster bracelet
- acrylic glass
- movement: caliber 3075 - automatic
- serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva
price upon request
Rolex in Geneva was commissioned with the development of such an instrument. After a development time of only one year Rolex presented in 1954 the first model 6542, which is the mother of all
GMT-Masters. This archetype showed significant differences to all successor models. At the beginning the case was slightly smaller and did not bear the later added crown guards. Also the bezel
was made at the beginning of Bakelite and got later converted to metal. As every Rolex model went through a continuous evolution, also the GMT-Master received during it's life lots of optical and
technical modifications. Since the introduction, this model became an icon in the world of watches and is until today very popular either among collectors and enthusiasts. Despite the constant
changes and reengineering of the GMT-Master all variations do have one thing in common: they all possess a high and unique recognition value.
This GMT-Master, reference 16750, is equipped with the famous movement caliber 3075, which was the next "evolution" after the previously produced and extremely reliable caliber 1575. Production
of reference 16750 started in 1980 and ceased in 1988. The main and really useful difference between this timepiece and the previous reference 1675/0 was the "quick-set" date. Our 16750 was
manufactured in 1985, is in really outstanding condition throughout, and comes freshly serviced and guaranteed from Rolex Geneva.