Lot 110

ROLEX, GMT-MASTER "PEPSI", REF. 16700

Current Bid (3): USD 12,000
Estimate : USD 10,000 - 15,000
Description


CIRCA: 1998
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIAMETER: 40mm
BRACELET MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET SIZE: 7.08 inches / 180mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: GMT, date
CALIBER: 3175
ACCESSORIES: Rolex outer box, presentation box, leather wallet, punched guarantee, calendar




The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case is in excellent condition with few light scratches. The case back is in excellent condition. The back of the lugs have light evidence of the bracelet. The bezel, bezel insert, dial, and hands are in excellent condition and appear to be original. The bracelet and clasp are in excellent condition with few light scratches. The clasp appears to have its original protective sticker. The quick-set date and GMT function are working at the time of cataloguing. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.

Lot Essay

The Rolex GMT-Master was the first Rolex with dual time and debuted in 1955. This model was developed especially for pilots so they could keep track of home time while traveling. The reference 16700 was in production from 1988 to 1999. This example features the iconic "Pepsi" bezel that was designed to help the wearer distinguish between day and night. This particular example is in excellent condition and appears to never have been worn. To find a discontinued sport Rolex in this condition is getting harder every day. This watch would be a great addition to a watch collection.

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