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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1982
    Reference No: 16753
    Movement No: 0'760'244
    Case No: 7'204'521
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3075, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 16753 is a rare variant within the GMT family as it is cased in both stainless steel and yellow gold. The digit "3" at the end of the reference number refers to the use of bi-metal in the case. This variant displays a stunning black dial and black bezel, giving the timepiece a striking appearance.

    This timepiece is preserved in particularly stunning condition, with sharp satin finishes on the top of the lugs and crisp edges. The proportions are robust, and the bevels are wide and visible. Even the case back retains a strong satin finish. Coming from an extremely distinguished private collection, the watch is furthermore complemented by an attractive 18K yellow gold and stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet.

  • 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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Rolex

Ref. 16753
A rare and well-preserved stainless steel and yellow gold dual time wristwatch with black dial, date and bracelet

Circa 1982
39.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 8,000 
€3,800-7,500
$4,100-8,300

sold for CHF11,250

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020