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• 933. Rolex A fne and attractive stainless steel and yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with center sceonds, bracelet and date 勞力士， 「GMT-Master」型號16753F，精細，精鋼和黃金自動 上弦腕錶，配兩地時區，1984年製
16753F, inside caseback 16750 Movement No. O935’235 Case No. 7’597’119 Model Name GMT-Master, “Root Beer” Material Stainless steel and yellow gold Calibre Automatic, cal. 3075, 27 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel and yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, stamped “7836”, endlinks stamped “280”, max length 200mm Clasp/Buckle Folding deployant clasp, stamped “3.71” Dimensions 39mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed Estimate
HKD 31,000-47,000 USD 4,000-6,000
The present two tone reference 16753F demonstrated Rolex’s fresh twist on the classic. The model features a two-tone brown bezel, now referred to by collectors as the “Root Beer” and a brown tone dial, which has over the years aged now with orange hue around the nipple numerals. The movement was upgraded to the caliber 3075 with quick-set date. This lovely example from 1984 is a rare variant with the letter “F” associated with the case number. Research indicates this may have been an indication to the watchmaker the gold value of the bezel. Another feature that further adds to the attraction of the present piece is that the caseback is engraved “Registered DesignAcier Inox-Stainless Steel”. This type of caseback can be witnessed in Rolex timepieces produced in the respective era, however more commonly seen in ladies’ watches, making this present example slightly rarer than others bearing the same reference.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.