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Rolex GMT-Master II 16753 "Blueberry" Ghost Bezel

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Watch Details

Brand: Rolex
Gender: Mens
Model Name: GMT-Master II
Model Number: 16753
Serial Number: 872XXXX
Case Size: 40 mm
Movement: 24 Hour Hand, Self-Winding, Perpetual, Mechanical
Complications: Quickset Date, 3 Time Zones GMT
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: 18kt Yellow Gold, Blueberry Ghost, 24 Hour Graduated Bidirectional Rotatable
Dial: Black, Luminous Dots & Index On Gold Markers
Bracelet: 18kt Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel, 7 3/4 in
Bracelet Type: Oyster
Crystal: Acrylic
Condition: Excellent
Accessories: Box, Certificate, Booklet

Description

Featuring a harmonious blend of performance and style, the Rolex GMT Master Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Watch model 16753 is a timeless representation of Rolex's dedication to precision, functionality, and luxury. This vintage artifact was thoughtfully crafted during 1985-86, a season symbolic of refined taste and craftsmanship. The 40mm case stands out, carrying an Automatic movement calibre 3075, depicting a true marvel of horology. Its stainless steel construction serves as a sturdy housing, promising not just a sleek look, but also unwavering durability, making it one of the most sought-after timepieces from its era. The black dial, another unique feature, has begun to adopt a "Frosty" brownish hue, adding a different shade to the conventional black dials, which adds immense character to the watch's aesthetic, making it an attractive timepiece not only for the seasoned collectors but also for someone trying to make their first vintage Rolex purchase. Possibly the most captivating feature of the Rolex GMT model 16753 is the bezel aspect, specifically the 18kt yellow gold bidirectional rotating bezel with a 24-hour insert. What sets this watch apart from others is the bezel insert, which is uniquely turning into a "Blueberry" Ghost, a term used in the horology world to describe its rare and intriguing blue-black color transition. The GMT Master model 16753 is furnished with an 18kt gold and stainless steel oyster bracelet, affirming its mix of rugged resilience and refined elegance. This bracelet clasps with a Submariner model 93153, endpieces 493, that proudly displays the watch's production code J1. It's worth noting that the clasp has been custom drilled to accommodate a corporate logo, which is not available at present, adding a curious hint of brand history and exclusive customization. Accompanying this vintage wristwatch are the original Rolex "Punched" papers dated 1988, testifying to its age and authenticity. This little detail adds an endearing old-world charm and increases the value of the piece. This Rolex GMT Master Stainless Steel & Yellow Gold Watch model 16753 is more than a watch; it's a tangible piece of Rolex history. Its unique features and vintage appeal make it a must-have for every discerning watch collector. Its rich history, combined with Rolex's consistent commitment to quality, will continue to make it a valuable piece in the years to come.

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