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Rolex
GMT-MASTER II, REF 16710 STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET  CIRCA 1990
Dial: black
Calibre:
cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number:
5'607'107
Case:
stainless steel, screw-down back
Case number:
L'805'604
Closure:
stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions:
40mm, bracelet circumference approx. 195mm
Signed:
case, dial and movement
Accessories:
Rolex guarantee, booklets, presentation case and two extra bezel inserts
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Catalogue Note

The Rolex which started the collection, this reference 16710 was the first Rolex this astute collector ever purchased. Presented complete with its original box, paperwork and invoice it certainly set the precedent for the quality of the watches to follow it.

Introduced in 1989, it saw the case design revert back to its previously slimmer proportions, in contrast to the 'Fat Lady' reference 16760 that preceded it (lot 200). The reference was produced with three versions of bezel insert and the present example  is accompanied by all of them complete with a 'Pepsi' bezel insert, and black bezel insert (fitted) and the 'Coke' bezel insert. These allusions to the vintage GMT models are perhaps what make the reference 16710 so desirable today. 

Important Watches

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