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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3245

    ROLEX, "GMT-MASTER" REF. 16760 FAT LADY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY

    CASE 8580582, MANUFACTURED IN 1984

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    ROLEX, "GMT-MASTER" REF. 16760 FAT LADY

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL-TIME BRACELET WATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY
    CASE 8580582, MANUFACTURED IN 1984

    Calibre 3085, 27 jewels, gloss black dial with luminescent tritium hour markers, sweep centre seconds, GMT hand, aperture for the date, three-part case, polished and satined, sapphire crystal with magnified lens, rotatable 24-hour bezel, screw-down case back, Twinlock crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet (ref. 78360), case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 39.5 mm., thickness: 13 mm.


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    US$4,000-6,000
    EUR3,000-4,600

    Accompanied by Rolex presentation box and guarantee.

    The revolutionary GMT-Master II, reference 16760 was introduced into the market in 1983. The model featured the new calibre 3085 movement which allowed the independent adjustment of the hour hand from the GMT hand, enabling the instantaneous setting of the second time. Henceforth, the rotating bezel could be used to calculate a third time zone if required.

    The 16760 is the first GMT to be produced exclusively with a sapphire crystal. The model also featured an extra-thick case, some 1 mm. thicker than its successors, as well as a thicker bezel and crown guards. This has led to collectors' nickname of "Fat Lady".

    Produced until 1988, the short-run 16760 was replaced by the much longer running reference 16710 (see lot 3243).

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.


    Saleroom Notice

    The estimates of the present watch should read as follows:
    HKD 20,000-28,000 USD 2,500-3,500 EUR 1,900-2,700