Rolex GMT Stainless Steel ref 16750 Matte “Pumpkin” Dial circa 1981


A matte dial 16750 not for the faint of heart! Truly an extraordinary example matte dial, acrylic crystal Rolex 16750 GMT, case serial # 7.0 million circa 1981. Featuring a totally unpolished 40mm diameter case with acrylic crystal and red and blue 24 hour “Pepsi” bezel. With stunning original matte black dial with warmly patina’d “pumpkin” color luminous indexes and perfectly matching luminous hands. All the hands perfectly match the dial, including the small luminous dot of the sweep second hand. Powered by self winding caliber 3075 movement with sweep seconds and quick set date. With Rolex stainless 78360 Oyster bracelet and 580 end links with date code F corresponding to 1981.

This is an extremely desirable and great looking vintage model, bridging the gap between the plastic crystal vintage 1675 and the more contemporary sapphire crystal GMT 1 or GMT 2 models. This watch has been serviced and pressure tested by one of our Rolex trained watchmakers and left in it’s totally unpolished and sharp condition. Of course guaranteed genuine and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Certainly the most we have ever paid for, and the most we have ever offered for this model, but we think it is worth it. Condition, condition, condition!!!

Historical note: Years back in the 1980’s, when the Japanese consumers were the dominant force in the vintage sport Rolex and Rolex bubbleback markets, the 16750 was an unfavored watch. Only the 1675 would do for the Japanese dealers who traveled to the U.S. to source top quality goods for their discerning clients. Now we see this acrylic crystal quick set model GMT has soared in popularity, including nice examples with the more contemporary white gold surrounds dial. But in today’s market, the matte dial 16750 is every bit the equal of the matte dial 1675, and in some measures, may even exceed it. We are proud to offer the current example and know that the lucky buyer will have a treasure, for a lifetime and hopefully beyond!

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