1987 Rolex Two Tone GMT Master (Ref. 16753) "Root Beer"
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.
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time - the time zone which regulates world clocks and is required for all aviation planning and schedules. The Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand that directly displays the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. The addition of this GMT hand enabled crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotating 24-hour scale bezel, correct the offset to display a second time zone on the 24-hour scale.
This specific 1987 Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16753 would make a great daily driver for the man always on the go and would make a great addition to an existing collection with a twist! Additionally, the 16753 possessed the transitional quick set rolex 3075 movements allowing for quick and easy date adjustment.
18K YG/ Stainless Steel
"Root Beer" Dial
Two Tone 62523-18k Jubilee Bracelet
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this 1987 Ref. 16713 has previously been polished but retains thick and full lugs. The "Root Beer" insert is in handsome flawless condition. The 18k YG bezel is free of any dents or dings and matches the overall feel and condition of the watch. The two-tone 62523-18 jubilee bracelet in 18K YG also remains in wonderful condition showing typical stretch for a bracelet of this era.
DIAL & HANDS
The early swiss only luminova service "Root Beer" dial remains in wonderful and flawless condition showing no discoloration and or lume degradation. The date wheel also appears to be a service date wheel as it down not possess open 6's or 9's.
The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.