1981 Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master In 18k Gold


This is a rare, 18k solid-gold, ref. 16758 (between the lugs) Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master with its purchase dating to 1986 and manufactured by Rolex in 1981. Very few all-gold Rolex GMT and Submariners were produced, making them the most uncommon and prized of the more recent Rolex sports watches. This watch (luckily) retains its original Rolex factory papers (guarantee with serial number, date, and location of purchase). Also, a recent receipt from Canadian jeweler shows a $780 overhaul completed in December 2007. The case and bracelet sparkle with only some superficial scratches and no major dings. The hidden-clasp (original) jubilee bracelet looks spectacular without any dings, and is tight! The dial is luxurious to gaze upon being the most sought-after bronze-coloured version, which provides a lovely sunburst effect! The dial is the nipple style and is the most desirable of the dials offered for this watch. It is in like-new condition and is without any blemishes. The sapphire crystal is in great shape having only the slightest tiny mark visible only on an angle and in certain lighting. This GMT-Master 16758 is one of the very first Rolex watches to offer the synthetic-sapphire crystal. The bezel is completely original and exhibiting gentle fading and marks that add character, but overall, looking excellent! Being all-original, we recommend not replacing the bezel as it adds value by keeping this collectable watch all correct. The automatic winding movement with quickset feature was overhauled in December 2007 (receipt included) and is accurate.

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