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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1992
    Reference No: 16718
    Movement No: 5'095'382
    Case No: N335061
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 205 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 45B
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex
    Dimensions: 39 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example, however with standard brown dial, please see Rolex Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches Volume 1 by Osvaldo Patrizzi, page 391.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex, famous for their sports watches, mainly manufactured examples in stainless steel and yellow gold. The present GMT-Master II is a unusual variant due to its colour changed dial. When the watch was manufactured in 1992, it was fitted with a brown dial. Today, the dial has turned to a striking burgundy colour, nicely matching the brown bezel insert and yellow gold case.

    Offered in excellent overall condition with sharp case lines, hallmarks and original yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, this watch is a charming example of a yellow gold sports watch manufactured by Rolex.

  • 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. 16718
A very rare yellow gold dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, colour changed dial and bracelet

Circa 1992
39 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$140,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am