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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 16710
    Movement No: 30’456’936
    Case No: F’553’739
    Model Name: GMT Master II, "Coke"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “78790A”, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “CL7”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Produced from 1989 to 2007, the Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 succeeded its predecessor, the ref. 16760, while retaining many of its coveted aesthetic qualities. Spanning a remarkable 18-year production period, this reference underwent minor transitional upgrades. The earliest examples featured Tritium as the luminous material on the indexes and hands, followed by Luminova, and later iterations adopted Superluminova.

    - In recent years, there has been a notable surge in demand among collectors for the Rolex ref. 16710. This particular model was released with three distinct bezel insert options: the iconic red/blue (Pepsi), red/black (Coke), and all black, offering collectors a range of desirable choices. Furthermore, the watches made from the early 2000s onwards does not feature lugholes on the case surface, embodying a cleaner and more modern aesthetic.

    - Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example is distinguished by its captivating red and black "Coke" bezel. As Rolex has not introduced this iconic color combination in their current ceramic bezel lineup, this timepiece holds even greater collectible value.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 16710
A fine and well-preserved stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet and presentation box

Circa 2004
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$88,900

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024