We are pleased to offer today this "W" serial 16713 GMT with the original sticker still on the back. Call us old-fashioned but to be honest we prefer the classic design of these GMT watches to the more modern look of the ceramic bezel models... and the ceramics retail for $13,000 USD!
It features a rotating and locking 24-hour bezel, a special, independently adjustable 24-hour hand that displays the time in a second time zone as well as distinguishing between day and night and is capable of one-hour "jumps" forward or backward without affecting the minute or seconds hand, and a quick-set date feature.
The watch itself is fully original Rolex and in beautiful condition - about a 9.5 out of 10. It has been fitted with a new Hadley Roma steel and gold plated bracelet (non-Rolex). We can also install a leather strap if you prefer.
Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, replacing all of the waterproofing seals with new Rolex gaskets, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $645 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Retail Price of a New GMT: $13,000.00 USD History of the GMT
When the world's first successful intercontinental jet passenger aircraft, the Boeing 707, entered service in 1956 it brought with it a new phenomenon - "Jet Lag." Pan American, at the time the world's largest airline, worried about the effect of jet lag on its pilots. In response to research on the subject, Pan Am advised its pilots to stay on "home time" when traveling abroad.
To meet the pilot's needs for easily knowing both local time and "home time" Pan Am formed a joint task force with Rolex to create a special watch for just that purpose - the GMT Master. Named after Greenwich Mean Time, the watch featured a 24-hour hand complemented by a rotating 24-hour bezel.
The modern GMT Master II watch embodies the qualities sought after by today's aviators and international travelers: distinctive design, precision, sturdiness, and multiple time-zone capabilities.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial number: W153059
Year made: c. 1995
Model: Ref. 16713, Rolex GMT Master II
Functions: Time, Quick-Set Date, Dual Time Zone, 24-Hour Time, Sweep Seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold
Case condition: Just short of mint
Dimensions: 40mm diameter
Dial: Black with luminous round, bâton and triangular indexes coated with Luminova, aperture for the date, outer minute/seconds divisions, mint condition
Hands: Original, luminous steel "skeleton" hands, second time-zone red arrow hand independently adjustable by hour
Movement type: Cal. 3185, rhodium-plated, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
Jewels: 31 rubies
Bracelet: New Hadley Roma bracelet (non-Rolex), steel and gold plated, solid screwed in links, fits a wrist up to well over 8 inches. If you would prefer a leather strap, please let us know.
Width between lugs: 20mm
Crystal type: Sapphire glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, fully serviced by our Master Watchmaker. All waterproofing gaskets replaced with new Rolex seals.
Timed: Yes, timed in five positions on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.