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Rolex GMT ref 16700 Pepsi Bezel circa 1995 B & P

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A very nice condition example of popular and now discontinued Rolex GMT 1, ref 16700. Serial # W8 circa 1995 complete with box and papers. Featuring a 40mm diameter stainless steel case, previously polished but still in great shape.

The dial on this model has some unique characteristics. In the 1980’s especially, but also extending into the ’90s, we find Rolex dials and bezels that have some fairly extreme aging. From tropical brown and deep maroon patina, to toffee colored tritium and dials more resembling concrete than fine high polished gloss. The dial you see here has followed in that tradition, but in very much it’s own way. When the right light hits, waving diagonally from the top right of the dial to the bottom left, are a system of soft lines. As you tilt the watch you will slowly light up each line, showing off a total picture not unlike the contrail left behind a fleet of passing Airbus at 35,000 feet.

While the dial may be the obvious original focal point, the bezel insert is the quiet winner on this GMT. The bi-directional 24 hour bezel has aged to a beautiful combination of metallic royal blue and a soft peach pink. With original Rolex crown, sapphire crystal, and powered by caliber 3175 self winding movement with sweep seconds, date, and 24 hour arrow hand. On Rolex stainless steel heavy #78960 Oyster link bracelet with 501B end pieces and with flip lock deployment clasp.

If all of that wasn’t enough for you, this all around collector quality 16700 is accompanied by its original box and papers, while also including a service card from Rolex in São Paulo, Brasil in 2003. It was also recently fully serviced by one of our veteran watchmakers and is additionally offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

 

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Additional information

Maker

Rolex

Model Name/Type

GMT Master

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

16700

Case Serial#

W8

Circa

1995

Case mm

40mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

bi-directional 24 hour "Pepsi" bezel

Crystal

sapphire

Crown-Pushers

Rolex Oyster Crown

Dial & Hands

black original dial with tritium luminous indexes, luminous hands

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

3175

Date Function

quick set date

Strap / Bracelet

Rolex SS Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp

Strap / Bracelet Size

7 inches

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

Box and Papers, service papers

Brand

Vintage Rolex & Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Rolex watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

Rolex GMT ref 16700 Pepsi Bezel circa 1995 B & P