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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1986
    Reference No: 16760
    Movement No: 1490294
    Case No: 9'424'309
    Model Name: GMT-Master II, Fat Lady
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3085, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 78360, end links stamped 501, max. length 180mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp stamped 78360 VF
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With original Rolex guarantee, sales invoice from Inglis & Son, York, dated 15-2-86, green leather presentation box, two sale tags, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex introduced the GMT-Master in 1953, and it has been a perennial favourite ever since. The GMT-Master II, reference 16760 debuted in 1983, and was the first of the GMT-Master II models. An outstanding watch not only for its dynamic black and red bezel, it is also known for its larger case with thicker bezel and crown guards. The case proportions so charmed collectors that the model became known as the ‘Fat Lady’, and amongst some cognoscenti, ‘Sophia Lauren. Along with its larger case, the reference 16760 featured a new independent center hour hand with quick set that allowed the hour hand to move forward and backwards.

    The present example shines with it lovely chocolate brown ‘tropical’ dial, and luminous material that has faded to a crème yellow. In nicely preserved condition, the watch is complete and features the original sale receipt from 1986.

  • 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. 16760
An attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with 'tropical dial', original guarantee, sales receipt and presentation box

1986
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 100,000 
€5,200-10,900
$6,000-12,500

Sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017