1986 Rolex Two Tone GMT Master (Ref. 16753) "Root Beer"
The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT is sophisticated, rugged, and versatile.
In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age. In the same year, Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch which indicated two time zones simultaneously that could be issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul transcontinental international flights.
GMT or UTC stands for Greenwich Mean Time or Coordinated Universal Time which is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. GMT or UTC is the time zone that is required for all aviation planning, weather forecasts, schedules and other paperwork.
The original Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand directly displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. This GMT hand enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel, set to the correct offset thus displaying a second-time-zone on the 24-hour scale.
This specific 1986 Rolex GMT Master Ref. 16713 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!
18K YG/ Stainless Steel
"Root Beer" Dial
Two Tone Jubilee Bracelet
CASE & BRACELET
The case of this 1986 Ref. 16753 remains in original and unpolished condition showing the original Rolex case finishing with the bevels clearly visible. 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 jubilee bracelet in 18K YG and stainless steel is in near perfect condition, with almost no stretch to the band.
DIAL & HANDS
The dial is flawless condition and the yellow gold hands and markers have a matching tritium lume which has achieved a stunning ivory-like patina.
The watch just received a full service and comes backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.