Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16700 Pepsi 1991 w/ Box & Service Papers

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This specific Rolex GMT-Master reference 16700 is from 1991 (X serial) and comes with its original inner box, outer box and Rolex service papers from 2016. The watch is in great condition ready for its new owner.

Rolex GMT-Master History: 
The Rolex GMT-Master was introduced in 1954 with reference 6542, and it had two groundbreaking innovations at the time. It was the first watch to feature a dual time zone complication along with the now iconic Rolex “cyclops” which is a term used for the magnifying bubble to better read the date. As mentioned the GMT-Master can track two time zones since the local hour hand and the GMT-hand move together around the dial. The second time zone is tracked by setting the rotating 24-hour bezel, so the correct hour within the second time zone is lined up with the hand.

Condition Report:
This watch has the iconic and classic "Pepsi" aluminium bezel which is sharp and vibrant. It is paired with a 78360 Oyster steel bracelet with full 12 links and 501B endlinks from 1994, there is very minor stretch in the bracelet. The hands are original with tritium and match the hour markers. The dial is original with "Swiss T < 25" still present under 6 o'clock. To note the watch also has open 6's and 9's on its date wheel, a small vintage detail many collectors search for. Speaking of the date, it does have the ability to quickset. There are only minor hairline scratches on the case and bracelet with no dings or dents. It has seen minor polishing during service by Rolex in 2016 but the case remains extremely sharp with bevelled edges.
The crystal is clean and sees little dust or wear.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Rolex
Model: GMT-Master
Reference: 16700 
Year: 1991
Serial: X6XXXXX
Dimensions: 40mm diameter; 13mm height
Lug Width: 20mm
Box/Papers: Original inner box, outer box, COSC hangtag, & Oyster booklet. Rolex service papers dating to 2016
Movement:
 Caliber. 3175, automatic w/ quickset hour setting
Dial & Hands: Original Rolex glossy black dial & original Mercedes hands w/ red GMT hand
Bezel: Service Rolex GMT "Pepsi" aluminium bezel
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire crystal
Bracelet: 78360 Rolex Oyster steel bracelet with full links (12) links & 501B endlinks from 1994
Performance: Watch is fully functioning at +9 seconds per day

What We Enjoy

- An extremely well preserved eample
- Ability to track multiple timezones
- Very light signs of wear

Things To Note

- Minor hairline scratches
- Light polishing

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16700 Pepsi 1991 w/ Box & Service Papers

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16700 Pepsi 1991 w/ Box & Service Papers

$23,000.00 NZD

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