Rolex has a storied history with their GMT-Master collection of timepieces, starting with the very first pilot watch ever made specifically for Pan Am Airlines back in 1955. And over the next 40 years, the GMT-Master timepieces have been leaders in luxury, class, and elegance that you’ve come to trust with Rolex.
These watches were first introduced and designed for pilots to keep track of two different time zones at the same time that included a cleverly designed extra hour hand that would make one complete rotation every 24 hours. This means to keep track of a second-time zone, all the pilot needed to do was rotate the bezel to align the corresponding numeral with the 24-hour hand on the watch’s face.
The GMT-Master ref 16700 was first produced in 1988 and is made entirely of stainless steel. Topped with a rotatable aluminum bezel, this pristine timepiece sports a larger 40mm case and a sapphire crystal and features a newer movement not yet seen in the GMT-Master line of Rolex watches.
The GMT-Master 16700 features a dial layout made up of luminous, Mercedes-style hands and the GMT-Master’s signature red arrow-tipped 24-hour hand. The movement in the GMT-Master 16700 is powered by the Cal. 3175 that allows for hacking seconds, Quickset Date capabilities, and beats at a whopping 28,800 BPH, all backed with a 48-hour power reserve.
Experience the difference in design, durability, and luxury that comes with a Rolex GMT-Master ref 16700.