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ROLEX | GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16718YELLOW GOLD DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELETCIRCA 1993

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8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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Description

  • Rolex
  • GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16718YELLOW GOLD DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELETCIRCA 1993
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels Movement number: 7'850'607Case: 18k yellow gold Oyster, screw-down crown and back Case number: S'428’244 Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170mmSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: instructions manual, booklets, original warranty dated November 1999 and presentation case

Catalogue Note

Rolex started production on the first GMT Master in 1954, which became popular with transatlantic pilots, especially with the Pan-Am. The popularity was due to the introduction of the GMT-hand and the bi-directional 24-unit bezel, which made it possible to read two time-zones at one glance. The introduction of the GMT-Master II in 1989 brought with it some major changes, most importantly the possibility of individually setting both the hour hand and GMT-hand independently. This gives the wearer the possibility to read three time-zones on one watch. This particular watch bearing the reference 16718 was made around 1993 only four years after the introduction of the 16710. This piece comes with a complete set and would be a great addition to a collection or equally attractive to someone looking to start off a watch-collection or wanting to find an exciting watch to wear and enjoy.

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