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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2003
    Reference No: 16710
    Case No: K99****
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Coke"
    Material: Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic Dual Time Calibre 3185
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless Steel Oyster Fliplock
    Accessories: Original Rolex box, certificate, booklets, wallet and service history

  • Artist Biography

    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. 16710
"Neo-vintage" Rolex sports models have been amongst the most sought after watches of the last 5 years combining the rugged charm of the 1990's aesthetics with the collectable quirks and changes that Rolex were most known for in the 60's and 70's. Long since upsized and upgraded into shiny Cerachrom versions with biblical waiting lists, the discontinued '5 digit' models offer collectability and value for money. This example from 2003 sports the super cool (and as yet never revived) Coke bezel and comes complete with the original box, certificate, booklets and Rolex service history from 2013 when it had the glass changed.

2003

Price £15,500