Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi To Auction At Christie’s

Keep track and adapt to the new time zone with this bold and audacious looking GMT-Master from Rolex without affecting the precision of timekeeping

Mar 01, 2018 | By Andrea Sim

Rolex, GMT Master “Pepsi” Ref. 16700

Debuted in 1955, the Rolex GMT-Master has never failed to capture the attention of watch aficionados. With the launch of the GMT-Master “Pepsi” Ref. 16700, it was the first Rolex with dual time, particularly designed and developed for pilots to keep track of home time while travelling.

While travellers will admire not only the robustness and versatile appearance of the GMT-Master, but also the second-time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand, instantaneous date and stop-seconds for precise time setting, making the timepiece suitable for globetrotting or any occasion.

Designed for Professional Use

Manufactured in-house featuring calibre 3175, this automatic movement (Reference 16700) was in production from 1988-1999. The design features a 40mm stainless steel case and the 24-hour rotatable bezel with the iconic “Pepsi” to help wearers distinguish between night and day. The black dial, centre hour, minute and seconds hands with 24-hour display, all complement the contrasting colours. Finally, the GMT-Master is complete with a stainless steel bracelet.

Future buyer will receive the accessories, product literature including the service receipt dated November 21, 2008.

This lot is offered only at Christie’s with the starting bid at USD 6,000.

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