Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

127 Rolex Rare and Collectible, GMT-master, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Dial, Reference 16750

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600

Lot Description

Model: GMT-Master
Reference: 16750
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1981
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 6750565
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Rolex launched the GMT-Master in 1954 in order to provide pilots a watch that could read 24-hour time for a selected time zone. Following the success of this model, in 1959 Rolex introduced its successor, the reference 1675, which Rolex produced until 1980. Although the reference 1675 had a very long run, there were many changes and variations made for this reference by Rolex, from dial to bezel and case to bracelet. The lot offered here is a beautiful specimen of the later reference, the 16750 with notable features: the stainless steel case is in great conditions with a well-preserved chapter ring that is slowly fading. The mat dial with open minutes has absolutely gorgeous yellow-ocher indeed and hands, aged in a magnificent way capable of conferring charm to the whole watch. This watch definitely lavish, together with the appealing feature just described, is also equipped with the always fascinating stainless steel Oyster bracelet.