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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 228

    ROLEX. A RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTER SECONDS, DATE, 24 HOUR INDICATION AND GRAY/BLUE DIAL

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, "GMT-MASTER", CASE NO. 8390209, REF. 16758, CIRCA 1984

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    ROLEX. A RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CENTER SECONDS, DATE, 24 HOUR INDICATION AND GRAY/BLUE DIAL
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, "GMT-MASTER", CASE NO. 8390209, REF. 16758, CIRCA 1984
    Cal. 3075 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, mono-metallic balance, adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, gray/blue matte dial with luminescent dagger, baton and disk numerals, luminescent hands, luminous tip to the arrowhead 24 hour indication hand, magnified aperture for date, circular water-resistant-type case, the ochre-color revolving bezel calibrated for 24 hours, screw-down crown and monogrammed screw back, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and deployant clasp
    39mm diam.


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    Rolex produced the reference 16758 from circa 1978 until 1988. For a brief history of the GMT-Master line of watches see Skeet & Urul, Vintage Rolex Sports Models, pp. 58-59.

    A rare and unusual facet of the present watch is the dial which over the years has changed from black to a charismatic gray/brown color.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the dial on this watch is gray/blue in color and not brown as indicated in the printed catalogue.