ROLEX GMT MASTER 16753 BI-METAL 'NIPPLE DIAL'

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ROLEX GMT MASTER 16753 BI-METAL 'NIPPLE DIAL'

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    Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

    35/37 Ludgate Hill
    London EC4M 7JN
    United Kingdom

    +442072481321

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THE ESSENTIALS

MAKE: ROLEX
MODEL: 16753
YEAR: 1982
BOX/PAPERS: NO/NO
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
CASE MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
BRACELET MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL / 18K YELLOW GOLD
MOVEMENT: AUTOMATIC

The 16753, affectionately known among collectors as the 'Root Beer' due to its distinctive bezel colours, was introduced in the late 1970s as the second generation of the bi-metal GMT Master, succeeding the 1675/3. This model came in two variations: the traditional 'Root Beer' with a brown dial and bi-colour bezel, and this particular variant featuring a black dial with an all-black bezel.

As a 'transitional model' alongside the 16750, the 16753 featured the automatic calibre 3075 movement, offering a quickset date and a higher beat rate—an upgrade from the 1675/3. This watch is also notable for another distinctive feature: the 'Nipple Dial', named for the unique gold hour markers that protrude slightly from the dial.

The tritium hands have aged to a subtle off-white colour, as have the tops of the nipple markers. The open 6 and 9 date wheel has developed a pleasing patina. The case remains exceptionally strong, as close to unpolished as one can find. The G (82) stamped 78363/480 Oyster bracelet is one link short and exhibits minimal sag.

The movement has recently been serviced and is running at +3 seconds per day, with an amplitude of 275 and a beat error of 0.2.

This exceptional timepiece, with its unique features and excellent condition, stands as a compelling addition to any discerning collector's portfolio.

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