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  • MAN REF 16700
  • YEAR 1991
  • BOX / PAPERS Box & Original Papers
  • CASE Steel
  • BRACELET Steel
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This authentic Rolex GMT Master is presented in outstanding condition and was purchased by us from its first owner. Originally retailed in 1991 with a N** serial, this example comes with its original box, sales invoice, and paperwork. Unpolished, there is no stretch to the bracelet and we would consider it hard to find a better 16700. There is a lovely patina to the bezel which contrasts the hands, as is typical of T25 GMTs (and Submariners) of this era. An outstanding watch with superb investment potential or an ideal watch to enjoy everyday.


  • SIZE 40mm
  • BRACELET Max 180mm
  • CASE Excellent


Introduced in 1954 through a collaboration with Pan Am airways, the GMT Master was designed to measure two timezones. The red arrow hand indicates the second timezone which can be adjusted by rotating the bezel. In 1989 the GMT Master II was introduced with a quick set hour hand which could be adjusted as a timezone was crossed. The classic models were discontinued in 2007. Given the enormous length of the model’s history, this model has featured in many iconic films and on celebrities including: Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, Honor Blackman (as Pussy galore), Bruce Reynolds, Tom Selleck (as Magnum PI), Che Guevera, Jackie Stewart and many NASA astronauts. The 16700 model was an evolution of the classic GMT and produced from 1988 to 1999 alongside the more popular 16710 GMT Master II. These models could be considered transitional and were produced in relatively few numbers. We like the quick set date function of a 16700 which is absent on GMT Master IIs.