ROLEX | GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710 STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1998
Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP
GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 38'210'924
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back
Case number: U’969’993
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee dated 18 April 1999, Rolex user manual and service booklet with card
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DIAL: in overall very good condition, with very discrete speckle on 7 o'clock luminescent plot. Hands are original and in good condition
CASE: with scratches and marks throughout, larger scratches to the side of the case between 4 and 5 and 6 to 9, several smaller scratches to the outside of the lugs, case has possibly been polished during a previous service; bezel insert bears one scratch at 6 and 2 scratches at 9 with a handful of other very discrete marks. Inside caseback is engraved 16710.
Bracelet: 78790 (X1) with 501 B endlinks. Bracelet shows some signs of light stretching, with scuffs throughout. Clasp closes securely.
MOVEMENT: running at the time of cataloguing, date advances, seconds hack, dual-time function working
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Over its 18 years of production, the Rolex GMT Master reference 16710 was fitted with dials with different luminescent materials: Tritium, Luminova and Superluminova.
The present lot is offered with its original Guarantee and is fitted with the correct Luminova dial which had the shortest production period, between 1998-1999 only. It can be easily identified by the Swiss only signature at 6 o'clock.