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ROLEX | GMT-MASTER II, REF 16710, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1993

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF CONCORD TEST PILOT BRIAN TRUBSHAW

ROLEX | GMT-MASTER II, REF 16710, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1993

ROLEX | GMT-MASTER II, REF 16710, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1993

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot sold:

15,120

GBP

FORMERLY THE PROPERTY OF CONCORD TEST PILOT BRIAN TRUBSHAW


ROLEX


GMT-MASTER II, REF 16710 

STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET

CIRCA 1993


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back

Case number: S'890'757 

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp

Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approx. 185mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Rolex punched guarantee dated October 21, 1994 document holder with booklets and 1994/95 calendar, framed GMT-Master II advert, two hangtags and presentation case

Movement: running at the time of cataloguing, date advancing, seconds hack when the crown is pulled out.

Case: in unworn condition, with strong lines and original finish. The bracelet ref. 93150 is in equally unworn condition with some inside clasp stickers still in place.

Dial: dial and hands in excellent condition.

Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

The reference 16710 was manufactured between 1989 and 2007, replacing the outgoing reference 16760 in a slimmer case design. Over the course of its long production, the model underwent several progressive improvements.


The present example was manufactured in 1993 and issued the following year. Preserved in unworn condition, this Coke (red and black) GMT-Master II showcases an immaculate case and bracelet and proudly displays its equally unmolested factory reference sticker to the back. Fitted with its intact tritium "SWISS-T<25" dial, the watch is furthermore offered with its complete suite of original accessories, including the punched guarantee, the original document holder with its booklets, the corresponding calendar card for 1994/1995, the original sales and chronometer tag and finally presentation case. 


Ernest Brian Trubshaw, CBE, MVO (29 January 1924 – 25 March 2001) was the leading test pilot, and the first British pilot to fly Concorde, in April 1969. The Rolex papers accompanying the watch denote that this watch was issued to him directly by Rolex at their headquarters in 1993, more than likely in exchange for his watch during service.