Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 483

ROLEX REF. 16700 GMT-MASTER STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, GMT-Master, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. W946039, Ref. 16700. Sold in May 1996. Fine, two-time-zone, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, revolving red and blue 24-hour bezel and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original box (missing insert), original warranty

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

HKD 40,000 - 56,000 / USD 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 6,250

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case b ack and crown, graduated bidirectional revolving bezel for the second 24-hour time-zone, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Black with applied luminous steel round, baton and triangular indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands and a luminous red 24-hour arrow hand. Cal. 3175, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, free-sprung monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and five positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm.