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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 16710
    Movement No: 0’715’008
    Case No: D113’280
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “CL11”
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 16th July 2005 stamped G/A/W Amsterdam, instruction manual, hang tag, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 was released in 1989 replacing the first GMT-Master II ref. 16760 famously nicknamed the “Fat Lady” due to its enhanced voluptuous case dimensions. The introduction of the ref. 16710 featured a slimmer case dimension compared to its previous model with later models featuring an upgraded caliber 3186. Throughout its production span, a total of three dial variants were available, T<25 dial up until 1997 with the use of tritium, Swiss dial up to 1998 with the use of luminova and the latest Swiss Made dial up until 2007 with the use of superluminova.

    The present example GMT-Master II from circa 2005 with a “D” serial is fitted with the correct “Swiss Made” dial for its production period. Offered with the full set of accessories including the original guarantee stamped G/A/W Amsterdam, the present GMT-Master II a delightful and a superbly undervalued timepiece perfect for new collectors of vintage Sports timepieces.

  • 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 attractive stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 2005
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 78,000 
€4,300-8,400
$5,100-10,000

Sold for HK$93,750

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