Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels
17 July 2019 | Monaco | Lot 96
Rolex A fine and rare Rolex GMT Master ref 16750, stainless steel automatic two time-zone wristwatch with 24 hour bezel, date and bracelet, full set and additional black bezel
Estimate € 15,000 – 30,000
Model: GMT Master
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 16750
Year: Circa 1982
Case N°: 7544383
Movement N°: 904218
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Signed: Dial, Case and movement
Accessories: Box, papers, black bezel
The first GMT model, Reference 6542, was launched in 1954 and is immediately recognizable by the bright bakelite bezel insert with the twenty-four hour markings printed on its underside.
Next came the now iconic reference 1675, made from 1959 to 1980. Reference 16750 (the present watch) followed in 1981 introducing the quickset feature and a new higher beat caliber 3075 movement. With this update the order of the hands changed from GMT/Hour/Minute/second on reference 1675 to Hour/GMT/Minute/Second on the new model.
Much to the delight of collectors, the 16750 retained some of the characters of the 1675 with the continued use of an acrylic crystal. Discontinued in 1988, the 16750 is now a highly desirable model. The present watch comes with the iconic and typical blue and red bezel and the classical 41 mm tonneau shaped case in stainless steel. The black dial features very nice painted indexes and hands which have turned to a nice yellow with the passing of time which gives a further note of color to this beautiful watch. This watch is sold with the Oyster bracelet in stainless steel, box, certificate, booklet, tag and additional totally black bezel.