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Rolex GMT-Master I 18K

SFr. 18,950.00

1 Year Warranty
Your Vintage watch comes with a full covered one year warranty.

"Last acrylic glass series with a nipple dial"

1989

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One of the most sought-after Rolex models is the GMT-Master. Its origins are strongly related to aviation: Those in charge were looking for a watch that could reflect different time zones when the Pan Am airline started operating transatlantic flights. High accuracy was crucial for pilots at the time, therefore it also had to operate exactly. Rolex therefore created the GMT-Master. Since its introduction in 1954, the GMT-Master has gained popularity among pilots in NASA and the US Air Force in addition to Pan Am flight captains. They were also worn by businessmen who frequently traveled to other time zones. This is due to the fact that jet lag is easier to manage if you can observe both local time and home time simultaneously - a welcome psychological effect. The fourth hand is a characteristic feature of this watch. It is a second hour hand with a triangular tip. It does not rotate once every 12 hours, but only once every 24 hours completely over the dial. This second hour hand does not show the time on the normal dial of the watch, but on a bezel around the dial. Accordingly, this bezel also has a 24 hour scale. The "normal" 12-hour hand can be adjusted in one-hour jumps without affecting the display of minutes, seconds and the 24-hour hand. Thus, the wearer of this watch is able to quickly switch to a new, local time zone by means of this quick adjustment of the "normal" hour hand, without the watch stopping and while the 24 hour hand continues to display the home time.

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Known the world over, Rolex is a benchmark for prestige and quality in watchmaking. Since its creation, the brand has placed the reliability of its products uppermost. It submits virtually its entire movement production for testing by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres to obtain COSC certification. Rolex is also renowned for its after-sales service which is performed by staff who have been specially trained, often in Rolex's own schools in countries around the globe, including the United States and Japan. Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf. A Bavarian watchmaker who emigrated to Switzerland, he immediately put his natural flair for products and business acumen at the service of a brand that would soon forge an international reputation. He was succeeded in 1963 by André Heiniger, whose son Patrick took over at the helm in 1992. Bruno Meier in 2009 then Gian Riccardo Marini in 2011 were successively appointed at the head of the business, a limited company (société anonyme) that is wholly owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. In 2014, Jean-Frédéric Dufour, previously Chief Executive of Zenith, was named as the new CEO. Such a reputation hasn't gone unnoticed among collectors, as recent auction results demonstrate. At a 2013 sale in Geneva, for example, a Daytona Chronograph in steel achieved an absolute record price of US$ 1.1 million. The brand hones its image through associations with prominent and well-respected personalities chosen from the arts and sports. Also, in 1976 Rolex launched its Awards for Enterprise which each year single out innovative projects that promote sustainable development. The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative gives young artists a privileged opportunity to benefit from the experience of masters in their field.

Reference: 16753
Diameter: 40mm
Glass: Acrylic Glass
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Material: 18ct. Solid Gold
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: black nipple dial
Indexes: Print and Applied
Features: Date, Superlative Chronometer
Dial Handstyle: Mercedes Hands
Movement Type: Automatic Movement
Caliber: 3135
Base Caliber: 3135
Power Reserve: 48h
Frequency: 28.800A/h
Number Of Stones: 31
Strap Material: 18ct. solid Gold paired with stainless Steel (Original)
Clasp Type: Fold Over Clasp
Clasp Material: Stainless Steel (Original)
Wrist Circumference: - 19cm

Watches with metal or precious metal straps often have a fixed length. To make sure that the watch fits you, measure the circumference of your wrist using our template and compare it with the information under "Strap".

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In case it does not fit, please contact us shortly. Each band can be customized, which we will gladly do for you.

Customer Service

We work with a reputable and insured delivery partner to ensure that your parcel is dispatched the following business day after receipt of payment. On average, our clients within Europe can expect to receive their package within 2-5 business days, while those outside of Europe can anticipate a delivery time of 2-8 business days, depending on the carrier.

In short, we’re not that difficult when it comes to returns and exchanges. We firmly stand behind our products and do our utmost best to ensure you are completely satisfied with your purchase. You have the right to return your purchase within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the product and there’s no need to tell us why. If you wish to return your item, simply let us know and we will arrange a collection. Once returned to us, we will reimburse the relevant amount ras voucher for zrhbrg.ch, including the costs of delivery and excluding the return costs.

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Every watch is covered by a working guarantee.

In addition, you can have the watch fully serviced before delivery , in which case we give you a 1-year functional guarantee. The warranty is worldwide valid. This will enable you to receive assistance regardless of your country of residence.

Personal taste can evolve. To ensure the right fit, you can trade in your watch purchased on Zurichberg anytime and upgrade to a new timepiece. Your personal timepiece can thereby evolve with you along your journey through life.

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The passport proofs authenticity and your rightful ownership. Your digital asset is stored on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), a highly secure distributed ledger.

5 Reasons for Vintage

Nowadays, many high-quality watches are mass-produced. Vintage watches were often made in very small series with skilled craftsmanship instead of robots.

Watches that only a few wearReason Nr. 1

In earlier eras, watches were designed to last forever, including the components. There is no such thing as obsolescence. That is what we consider quality at Zurichberg.

Quality that endures generationsReason Nr. 2

Today, only a few watch manufacturers can afford to launch polarising products and therefore produce watches that are aesthetically pleasing to all.

Polarizing and characteristic designsReason Nr. 3

Vintage watches are overall cheaper than new watches. This is because new watches fulfill the essential financial objectives for the manufacturers, whereas vintage watches are financially "depreciated", so to speak.

Value for MoneyReason Nr. 4

We believe that in order to move towards a more sustainable future, it is absolutely necessary and logical to develop a sense for the quality of the past and to reuse products instead of producing new ones.

Longevity that feels greatReason Nr. 5
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Certified Original

The authenticity of your watch is guaranteed by our qualified and licensed watchmakers based in Zurich, Switzerland. You will get a digital twin of your watch with all key data.

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Your watch comes in perfect working condition or completely revised – you can choose the service level.

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