Rolex GMT Master Transitional Matte Dial / Jubilee Circa 1982 (36385)

(36385) Rolex 16750 GMT Master, Early example of this transitional model which added a quick set date to the GMT master, stainless steel on a stainless steel Jubilee bracelet, Rolex caliber 3075 movement, original matte dial with beautifully matching original tritium on the hands and dial markers, quick set date, second time zone via original all black bi-directional 24-hour bezel rotating bezel, 24-hour hand, COSC, water resistant to 100 meters, Serial Number: 725XXXX (c. 1982), diameter: 40mm, thickness: 13.5mm, Excellent Condition.

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This is a vintage 1982 stainless-steel Rolex GMT Master 16750. It has an integral stainless-steel Jubilee bracelet with a folding deployment clasp and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a signed screw down Triplock winding crown with pointed crown guards and a screw down solid case back, inside of which is engraved "MONTRES ROLEX S.A. – GENEVEA – SWITZERLAND – PATENTED – STAINLESS STEEL - 16750." The 40mm diameter solid 3-body Oyster case, straight hooded lugs, bracelet, and flat unidirectional rotating black aluminum bezel with a silver GMT 24-hour second time zone scale, Arabic numerals on the even hours, and a dive triangle at the 24 position, are polished/brushed. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and bracelet are polished/brushed. The original matte black dial has pointed luminous tritium "Mercedes" style Rolex hour and minute hands, a center sweep second hand with a luminous "lollipop" indicator, and there is a red GMT hand with a luminous arrow tip. It includes luminous evenly aged tritium round, baton, and triangular hour markers, a quick-set date aperture window at the 3 o'clock position underneath a cyclops magnification lens, and there is a white perimeter minute/second scale. It has the Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) certification, and it has a 50-hour power reserve at full winding. It's water resistant to 100 meters/330 feet, and the 13.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex GMT Master 16750 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 3075 movement that's rhodium plated. It's constructed with 27 jewels, a KIF ultraflex shock absorber mechanism, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, and a self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz). This Rolex GMT Master 16750 was produced from 1982 to 1988. It's an early example of this transitional model that added a quick set date to the original GMT Master.

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