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Rolex GMT Master 16753

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  • MAN REF W1131
  • YEAR 1986
  • BOX / PAPERS Service papers & pouch
  • CASE Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold
  • BRACELET Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold
  • MOVEMENT Automatic


This stunning example of the Rolex GMT Master 16753 is presented in excellent condition and is a transitional model, being the 18k yellow gold and steel version of the 16750. Our example is the desirable brown and gold bezel with the brown dial, otherwise known as "GMT Tigers-Eye" , "GMT Eye of the Tiger", "GMT Root beer" and "Rolex GMT Clint Eastwood" such is the cult following of this model. Ours, interestingly, has a tropical effect on the dial which is original, and caused by ageing of the dial. Fitted with original jubilee bracelet, end links and case, our example is dated 1986, with a 95*** serial. The jubilee bracelet has stretch, as would be expected given its age, although with plenty of life left. Our example comes with EU service papers dated 2011 and has been reviewed and time tested when added to our inventory. Also included is a Rolex service pouch. Given the rising interest and value of GMT Masters in steel, these vintage 16753s represent excellent value, especially in this original condition.


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


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.