Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2002
    Reference No: 16710
    Case No: K439’828
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “DE10”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co., LTD., Hong Kong dated 16th March 2002, instruction manual, 2001 – 2002 calendar card, hang tags, plastic bezel protector, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production from 1989 to 2007, the Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 replaced the former ref. 16700 featuring an upgraded cal. 3185 and its crown pleasing thin case. The reference featured an individually adjustable GMT hand offering collectors practicality and quality timekeeping. Throughout its entire 18-year course of production the reference featured three generations. The earliest featured Tritium until 1997, it was then upgraded with Luminova until 1999 and Superluminova from 2000 until 2007 when the reference was discontinued entirely.

    The present example Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 with an all-black bezel insert from circa 2002 belongs to the last generation of the reference with Superluminova. Offered in “new-old-stock” condition and complete with its full set of accessories, this is a great opportunity for Rolex lover’s to acquire a perfect watch for daily wear.

  • 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. 16710
A fine and “new-old-stock” stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2002
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 90,000 
€7,800-11,700
$7,700-11,500

Sold for HK$119,700

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)