A yellow gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1981
    Reference No: 16753, inside case back stamped 16750
    Movement No: 0'615'098
    Case No: 6'341'145
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18k yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 3075, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This watch, reference 16753, is a rare variant within the GMT family as it is cased in both stainless steel and yellow gold. Collectors lovingly dub this model the 'Root Beer'. The present watch features light 'flaking' to the 'nipple' dial, which this particular model is known to do over time. The 'flaking' is a natural process that occurs when the paint pigments interact with the elements. The bezel has faded to an attractive gold and light brown colour, giving the watch a very unique and charismatic look. The case is furthermore preserved in excellent condition, with sharp finishes to the top of the lugs and visible beveled edges.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 16753, inside case back stamped 16750
A yellow gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and date

勞力士,18K黃金及不銹鋼腕自動上弦錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及日曆顯示,“GMT-Master”,型號16753,約1981年製

Circa 1981
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 30,000 
€2,400-3,600
$2,500-3,800

sold for HK$62,500

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017