Rolex GMT-Master II 16713

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In 1989, the 16710 replaced the reference 16760. The yellow-gold and stainless steel version has the reference 16713 and was in production until 2007. This reference enjoyed an improved calibre and a sleeker profile. The example we can rejoice you with dates back to 1993. The stainless steel case measures 40 mm and is in sharp condition. The bezel, crown and centerlinks of the Oyster bracelet are from 18k yellow gold. The black, glossy dial has gold writing and yellow-gold hands and hour marker surroundings. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal. Since the watch dates back to '93, it still has a tritium insert, which means it will develop patina over time under influence of external factors like sunlight. This is something that, we as vintage watch enthusiasts, absolutely love.

Introduction

Rolex GMT-MasterFasten 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, 24-hour 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.

Shipping

Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.