Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1984
    Reference No: 16753F, inside caseback 16750
    Movement No: O935'235
    Case No: 7’597’119
    Model Name: GMT-Master, “Root Beer”
    Material: Stainless steel and yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3075, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped "7836", endlinks stamped "280", max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding deployant clasp, stamped "3.71"
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present two tone reference 16753F demonstrated Rolex’s fresh twist on the classic. The model features a two-tone brown bezel, now referred to by collectors as the “Root Beer” and a brown tone dial, which has over the years aged now with orange hue around the nipple numerals. The movement was upgraded to the caliber 3075 with quick-set date.

    This lovely example from 1984 is a rare variant with the letter “F” associated with the case number. Research indicates this may have been an indication to the watchmaker the gold value of the bezel. Another feature that further adds to the attraction of the present piece is that the caseback is engraved “Registered Design-Acier Inox-Stainless Steel”. This type of caseback can be witnessed in Rolex timepieces produced in the respective era, however more commonly seen in ladies’ watches, making this present example slightly rarer than others bearing the same reference.

  • 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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This Lot is to be Sold with No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 16753F, inside caseback 16750
A fine and attractive stainless steel and yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with bracelet

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$31,000 - 47,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019