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1985 Rolex GMT Master Model 16753 Root Beer Eye of Tiger Edition


The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.

The popularity of the GMT Root Beer has grown considerably in the decades since its release and is no longer in production, making the two-tone Root Beer GMT 16753 an incredible find.

Prior to reference 16753, the GMT Master pilot’s watch was only available in either stainless steel or yellow gold. With the development of the GMT Master 16753, however, the GMT Master became available in a steel and gold variation and was found with either a black or brown bezel.  Today our focus is on the brown bezel, or what is commonly referred to as the “Root Beer” bezel.

The two-tone Rolex GMT Master reference 16753 is also referred to as the “Clint Eastwood”.  The legendary actor’s favorite Rolex model, Clint Eastwood was often spotted wearing a Root Beer GMT Master.  In fact, he loved his Root Beer GMT so much that it even made an appearance in his 1982 flick, Firefox.

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Brand: Rolex
Model: GMT Master “Root Beer”
Ref. No.: 16753
Case/Bracelet Steel and 18K Yellow Gold
Condition: Good
Serial No.: 8###### (1985)