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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 244

    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K gold dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, brown dial and bezel, and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, GMT-MASTER, REF. 16758, CASE NO. 6’707’773, CIRCA 1981

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    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K gold dual time automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, brown dial and bezel, and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, GMT-Master, ref. 16758, case no. 6’707’773, circa 1981
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3075, 27 jewels
    DIAL: brown, matte, luminous applied dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, central 24 hours hand, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions, magnified window for date
    CASE: 18K gold, tonneau-shaped, bi-directional revolving bezel with brown metal insert graduated for 24 hours, screw back, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, approx. 200 mm.


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    An extremely attractive example of reference 16758, the present specimen enthralls the beholder with the intense brick tonality of its dial and bezel.
    The piece is preserved in very attractive condition: the dial is covered by a gentle patina, telltale sign of an absolutely unrestored dial; the case as well impresses with full proportions and very little sign of wear.
    A vintage tool watch – as essentially is the GMT: famously created for pilots – in gold is a contradiction of terms: tool watches had to be sturdy, resistant and reliable, thus they were usually cased in steel. Gold exceptions are extremely rare and equally collectible: the present piece is an example of this rarefied category.

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