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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 113

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, "Swiss Only" dial, Garantie and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, GMT-MASTER, REF. 16700, CASE NO. U729211, CIRCA 1998

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, "Swiss Only" dial, Garantie and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, GMT-Master, ref. 16700, case no. U729211, circa 1998
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3175, 31 jewels
    DIAL: black, gloss, luminous applied dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, central 24 hours hand, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions, magnified window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, bidirectional revolving bezel with red and blue insert graduated for 24 hours, screw back, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, approx. 195 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex Garantie stamped by Paris retailer OJ Perrin Aéroport and dated 10 January 1999, Rolex black leather wallet, sale tag, product literature, Rolex green fitted presentation box and outer packaging


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    The present timepiece is offered in absolutely unspoiled, virtually new-old-stock condition still retaining the original protective sticker to the case back, and complete with its original guarantee and box.

    It is a rare variation of reference 16700 as its dial is a so-called “Swiss Only” version: the designation at 6 o’clock reads simply “Swiss”. This dial can only be found on watches bearing serial numbers from late U to A (1998/1999), when the reference was discontinued. It indicated the presence of Luminova instead of tritium, for which the designation Swiss – T<25 was used.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    STEEL REF. 16700 "SWISS ONLY"