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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1989
    Reference No: 16753, inside case back stamped 16750
    Movement No: 1'827'843
    Case No: 9'740'779
    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 Oyster bracelet, stamped 78363, end links stamped 480, max length 190mm.
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp, stamped 78.363.18, M2
    Dimensions: 39.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Rolex Guarantee confirming sale of the watch on August 13, 1989, Rolex green leather envelop, and International Service Guarantee dated March 9, 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This lovely example of the Rolex GMT-Master comes from a long and celebrated history. First introduced in 1954 with the reference 6542, the model is still manufactured today. The two-tone gold and stainless steel reference 16753 along with the reference 16750 in steel, and the 16758 in gold were introduced in the 1980s. Rolex updated their predecessor the referenced 1675 with a date quick-set mechanism.

    In excellent original condition and offered with its presentation box and guarantee, the present example features the more unusual “nipple” dial with smaller numerals. The two-tone watch has a classic appeal and makes a wonderful attention to any collection.

  • Artist Biography


    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
An attractive yellow gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, center seconds and original guarantee

Circa 1989
39.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$64,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018