Estimate 18,000 - 22,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
Steel, screw back ref. 16700, screwed "Twinlock" winding crown, long "Oyster" steel bracelet ref. 78360, endlinks stamped 501B, clasp O6, bracelet length 145 mm, total length 190 mm.
very good, worn.
Black, applied luminous indexes (tritium), luminous Mercedes hands (tritium).
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
After the introduction of the Rolex GMT Master II, the company surprised their customers with another, improved model of the original GMT Master.
One of those is this GMT Master reference 16700, which was produced in a small series only. The model used the updated calibre 3175, which is identical to the previous calibre 3075 and the additional 24-hour hand that is linked to the 12-hour hand. At first the bezel was only available with the popular "Pepsi" colour combination, a small number of timepieces with black bezels were delivered later.
This marvellous timepiece features a beautiful dial with luminous tritium material and a matching, very attractive bezel with slightly faded inlay.