The Rolex GMT was designed at the request of Pan Am, in order for their commercial pilots to have a means to quickly be able to tell the time in 2 different time zones during transatlantic flights. The design became popular among commercial pilots, NASA pilots, and members of the US Air Force as well as business travelers. The iconic “Pepsi” bezel, it’s sleek styling and it’s origin history make the GMT Master a classic timepiece to own.
The Rolex brand needs no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother in law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.
The Rolex GMT Master 16700 has an Oyster 40mm Stainless Steel Case with an aluminum “Pepsi” colored bezel insert, with red representing daytime and the blue for night. This watch has the open 6 and 9’s on the date wheel. The movement is the Caliber 3175.
This Rolex GMT Master 16700 is in very good condition. Slight wear marks on the case and lugs, visible in photos. Crystal is scratch-free. The bezel insert is in very good condition. L-Serial number dates to 1989 production year.