ROLEX | GMT-MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710 STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2002
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP
GMT-MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 38’940’842
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back
Case number: P’762’132
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee dated February, 2002, user manuals, hangtag and presentation case
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DIAL: in very good condition with no visible signs of ageing, hands in good very condition
CASE: with scuffs and scratches throughout, consistent with age and wear of the timepiece.
Bracelet: 78790A (DE8) / 78790A with 801 endlinks
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, dual-time complication functions, date advances
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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Rolex launched the reference 16710 in 1989, superseding the 16760 with a slimmer case profile. The watch was delivered with one of the three available bezels: plain black, red and blue (Pepsi) or black and red (Coke). The reference received various upgrades during its almost twenty-year run, including a new calibre as well as the transition from Tritium to Luminova and subsequently to SuperLuminova.
The present GMT Master II reference 16710 was manufactured in 2002. In addition to bearing the instantly recognizable Pepsi bezel insert, this timepiece is powered by the calibre 3185 with hacking seconds and quick-set functions. It is further equipped with the solid bracelet end-links, introduced in 2000. This wristwatch is offered with its original Rolex guarantee, user manuals, sale tag and presentation case, making it a compelling opportunity in an ever-strengthening market.