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Rolex - 16750 - GMT-Master - Pepsi - Mens

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Name 16750
Family GMT-Master
Subtype Pepsi
Gender Mens
Movement Rolex 3075 (Details)
Years in Production 1980 - 1987
Case Diameter (mm) 40
Mechanism Automatic
Chronometer Yes
Hacking Yes
Date Function Yes
Quickset Yes
Power Reserve (Hours) 50
Frequency (bph) 28,800
Jewel Count 27
Band Replaceable No

Notes: Movement / Features: Automatic GMT movement w/date and 2nd time zone, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, rotating bi-directional timing bezel w/ red and blue "Pepsi" insert Case: Very good Stainless steel case that has just been polished. Comes with a Pepsi 24 hour bezel insert. Dial: Matte black dial w/ luminescent hour markers w/ red GMT hand Bracelet: Stainless steel 78360 Oyster w/ Fliplock clasp with 12 links and 580 endlinks.

The Calibre 3075 mechanism was designed for the GMT-Master family of watches. It was built around the architecture of the family’s base movement, the Cal. 3035. It increased the balance speed from the 19,800bph of the Cal. 1575 and introduced the now standard high-beat 28,800bph—the eight ticks per second frequency that gives all Rolexes made since the characteristic smoothly sweeping seconds hand.

Alongside the uprated speed, the 3075 also brought the Quickset date function to the GMT for the first time. A logical improvement for a luxury traveller’s watch, it meant wearers were able to advance the date directly via the crown in its second position, rather than having to wind the center hands through 24 hours. It might seem like a somewhat trivial upgrade, but Rolex’s unassailable reputation has been built on their almost constant striving to improve their customer’s experiences with their products in any way possible, no matter how small.

Item created by: gdm on 2018-09-30 21:30:33. Last edited by gdm on 2018-09-30 21:34:24

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