Rolex GMT Master I ref 16700 SWISS Only circa 1999 Box & Hang Tag

$14,000.00

A very fine condition example Rolex GMT Master I ref# 16700, late production example with SWISS only dial designation. Featuring a 40mm diameter stainless steel case with bi-directional 24 hour so called Pepsi bezel insert, with sapphire crystal and glossy black original SWISS only signed dial with Luminova indexes and hands. With original Rolex stainless steel ref# 78790 Oyster bracelet with 501B end links and X3 date code. The watch and bracelet appear to be unpolished. There are light surface scratches but the watch case shows the underlying frosty original metal finish. The bracelet shows only a little bit of stretch.

Powered by caliber 3175 self winding movement with sweep seconds and quick set date and 24 hour GMT hand. Recently serviced and  pressure tested and left unpolished. Offered with our guaranty of authenticity and our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.

The 16700 reference is a small production model, first introduced in 1988, and essentially the 16750 quickset acrylic crystal model, rebadged as the 16700 with the addition of the sapphire crystal and a change from the 3075 to the 3175 movement. Though in production from 1988 until 1999, this model was less favored than the GMT Master II ref 16710 that was introduced at the same time, because of its independently set hour hand. The 16700 had a much smaller production than the 16710 and consequently is a much harder watch to find. The SWISS only designation is a 2 year only production model from 1998 and 1999 with newly introduced Luminova as the luminous material.

This choice example, includes the original serial #’d hang tag, Rolex booklet and Rolex box.

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