During the development in civil aviation in the 1950's, aircrafts started to cross several time zones faster than before. Pan Am was looking for a watch, which allowed their pilots to see two
different times zones at first glance.
- reference 16710
- year of manufacture ca. 1989
- stainless steel case
- stainless steel Oyster bracelet
- sapphire crystal
- movement: caliber 3185 - automatic
- original box and papers (guarantee now void)
- freshly serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva
price upon request
Rolex in Geneva was commissioned with the development of such an instrument. After a development time of only one year Rolex presented in 1954 the first model 6542, which is the mother of all
GMT-Masters. This archetype showed significant differences to all successor models. At the beginning the case was slightly smaller and did not bear the later added crown guards. Also the bezel
was made at the beginning of Bakelite and got later converted to metal. As every Rolex model went through a continuous evolution, also the GMT-Master received during its life lots of optical and
technical modifications. Since the introduction, this model became an icon in the world of watches and is until today very popular either among collectors and enthusiasts. Despite the
constant changes and reengineering of the GMT-Master all variations do have one thing in common: they all possess a high and unique recognition value.
Our GMT-MASTER, reference 16710 dates back to approximately 1989, is one of the very earliest examples of this reference, and equipped with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. She presents overall
in an excellent original condition and has of course been serviced and guaranteed by Rolex Geneva.