Rolex GMT-Master 16753

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THIS WATCH WITH SERIAL NUMBER R558856 WAS STOLEN FROM OUR SHOP DURING A BREAK-IN ON OCTOBER 22, 2020.FOR A LIST OF ALL THE WATCHES THAT WERE STOLEN, PLEASE CLICK HERE.PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU COME ACROSS ANY OF THE STOLEN WATCHES. THANK YOU! The GMT-Master had always been a purpose-built, stainless steel pilot watch. This changed, however, in the '80s when the 16753 was introduced; a stainless steel and 18k yellow-gold GMT-Master. This reference was the embodiment of Rolex's shift from a tool watch brand to a luxury brand.This example dates back to 1989. The 16753 came either with a brown- and cream-coloured bezel inlay (root beer) or with a complete black bezel inlay. We can offer you the last one, which also looks the cleanest in our opinion. The stainless steel case, measuring 40 mm in diameter, and 18k yellow-gold bezel are in very good condition. The lugs are thick and the bevelled edges are sharp. The 18k yellow-gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet is in fine condition. The watch is powered by the caliber 3075. So, it has the quickset-date function. Just like the bezel inlay, the dial was available in two different colours: black or brown and this one has a black dial with 18k yellow-gold applied indices.

Introduction

Rolex GMT-Master

Fasten your seatbelts for the story of the Rolex GMT-Master. Aviation company Pan-Am requested Rolex to create a wristwatch that would display multiple time-zones simultaneously, as their flights got longer; crossing multiple time-zones. Rolex came up with the GMT-Master (‘GMT’ stands for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) in 1954. The watch features a date-function and an extra hour hand (with triangle) that points out the second time zone on the bi-directional turning, 24hour bezel.Still linked to aviation and although meant for professional use, it enjoys a much wider fan base ever since it first saw light. Over the years it underwent some changes and there are so many wonderful variations of this all-time Rolex classic. Some GMT’s are great as a single purchase, others are a wonderful addition to any collection and some of them can be considered as the crowning glory.

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