Rolex GMT-Master Two-Tone 'Root Beer'

SKU AS02943
SKU AS02943

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

Our love for the Rolex GMT-Master isn't confined to the Pepsi variants so vaunted by Rolex aficionados. In fact, we're pretty much smitten with anything in the GMT family. 

Another love of ours is two-tone. From the simple Datejust to Thunderbirds and even Subs, we think two-tone Rolexes shouldn't just be the exclusive property of retired car salesman living in Boca Raton. 

So what could possibly be more alluring than a two-tone Rolex GMT? 

We'll admit, the "Root beer "GMT isn't everyone's style — the brown dial and orange, brown and cream colored bezels aren't as iconic (unless you're Clint Eastwood) as the beloved Pepsi, and the bi-metal look hasn't quite gained full-fledged acceptance in enthusiast circles. But damn if that doesn't make us love it even more!  

Collecting vintage is as much about establishing an identity through your watch as it is finding rare pieces, and what better way to stand out than with an "outsider"?

Besides, examples like this, with its unpolished case, sunburst brown 'nipple' dial, and crisp two-tone bezel, drip with patina, story and character. And did we mention that it comes with its box, punched papers and hangtags? It might be weird, but its our kind of weird.

Give it a shot. You'll be happy you did. 

The Story

The Reference 16753, released in the late 1970s, provided a fresh new look to the GMT line. The combination of steel and gold perfectly encapsulated the preppy stye that prevailed in that period. Moreover, this shifted Rolex into the luxury sphere, which established an upward sales trend that infused much needed cash flow into the manufacture.

Visually and technically, the 16753 stands out from other iterations of the GMT-Master.

The glossy dial and colorful bezel give the watch a sleek appearance that’s magnified by the gold detailing on the crown, bezel, bracelet and handset.

But the improvements to the 16753 wasn't only skin deep—a new movement was also fitted, which had hacking capabilities as well as a quickset date, one of the first applications of this feature in the collection.

Sleek and functional, the 16753 "Root Beer" GMT makes a quirky but delightful choice for the sophisticated and playful traveler.

A:S Guarantee


Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.


Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.


We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

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Shipping & Returns


All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Rolex GMT-Master Two-Tone 'Root Beer'

Rolex GMT-Master Two-Tone 'Root Beer'

Rolex GMT-Master Two-Tone 'Root Beer'


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