A stainless steel and yellow gold dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, hang tag, guarantee, original receipt and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1981
    Reference No: 16753
    Movement No: 0'940'113
    Case No: 7'625'000
    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 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp stamped H9
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated February 18, 1986, original receipt dated February 18, 1986, numbered sales tag, product literature, wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 16753 is a rare variant within the GMT family as it is cased in both stainless steel and yellow gold. It has a beautiful brown dial and caramel and chocolate bezel. Collectors dub this model the 'Root Beer'. This particular bezel remains vibrant, displaying a sharp gold and light brown colour, giving the watch a very charismatic appearance.

    This watch is offered with all its original accessories, including the original receipt and guarantee, stating the watch was retailed at Alfred Chillcott & Co in Bristol, United Kingdom. Even the original numbered sales tag is offered, enabling collectors to understand how this model original left the Rolex retailer.

  • 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
A stainless steel and yellow gold dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, hang tag, guarantee, original receipt and fitted presentation box

Circa 1981
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF6,000 - 8,000 
€5,300-7,000
$6,100-8,200

sold for CHF13,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018