The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. The history of this sophisticated, versatile style dates back to 1954 when Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch that could indicate two time zones simultaneously. As advances in aviation made transcontinental flights commercially available Pan Am needed a watch that could be issued to their crews on the long-haul international flights.
The Rolex Ref. 16750 was first introduced in 1979 and was in production until 1988. The main difference between the Rolex GMT ref Ref. 1675 and the 16750 was the introduction of the Cal. 3075 movement which allowed for instantaneous date advancement also known as "quick set." Due to the transitional nature of the Ref. 16750 there are two dial variants within the reference range. The earlier examples feature a matte dial similar to the Ref. 1675 while later examples feature glossy dials with white gold surrounds.
Rolex 78360 Oyster Bracelet 580 Ends
CASE & BRACELET
The case has been previously polished but retains nice thick lugs. The original Rolex 78360 bracelet with 580 ends does show some light stretch normal from use and retains 11 links. The original "Pepsi" insert shows typical wear and has taken on a slight yet charming fade.
DIAL & HANDS
The matte black dial is in a flawless and original condition free of any blemishing or marks. The tritium lume plots and hands have taken on a custard-like patina sometimes referred to as "pumpkin". When the dial and hands are inspected under U.V. light they show no lume degradation and respond to the U.V. light correctly The original date disc displays the era correct open 6's and 9's.
None. Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty.