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    • Circa 1995

    • 40mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 16710
    Movement No: 7’347’972
    Case No: W925’184
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Coke"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3185, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “93150”, endlinks stamped “501B”, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Weber dated June 1996, service guarantee, service invoice, 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. 16760 retaining much of its desirable aesthetical attributes. With a production spanning 18 years, the reference witnessed minor transitional upgrades with the earliest examples featuring Tritium, then Luminova and later examples with Superluminova as luminous materials on the dial and hands.

    With a surge in demand by collectors in recent times, the Rolex ref. 16710 was released with three different types of bezel inserts, red/blue (Pepsi), red/black (Coke) and black offering collectors’ options for their desirability. The present Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 features a coke bezel insert from circa 1995 with a W serial and a Swiss-T<25 dial indicating its luminous material as tritium. Offered with its original guarantee and presentation box, the present timepiece was recently serviced at the Rolex Service Center in 2019.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 16710
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1995
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$38,000 - 78,000 
€4,100-8,500
$4,900-10,000

Sold for HK$113,400

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2013
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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
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