In The Shop: A 1985 Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Fat Lady’ Reference 16760, A 1970s Zenith Chronograph With Black PVD Case, And A 1950s Ernest Borel Incastar ‘Dato-Compax’

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Another 10 splendid vintage watches have been meticulously curated for this week’s offering. The funky, the sleek, the practical, and the practically flawless have all been invited. A few exciting highlights include a 1985 Rolex GMT-Master II "Fat Lady," named as such for its oversized case, an incredibly cool 1970s Zenith chronograph with all black PVD coating, and a 1950s Ernest Borel Incastar boasting multiple complications, including a triple calendar. But those examples are merely the beginning. A full-set Tudor Submariner reference 76100 with lollipop hands, an Excelsior Park chronograph signed Zivy & Cie., and a solid white gold Rolex King Midas from 1974 round out the selection.

1970s Zenith Chronograph With Black PVD Case

The all-black PVD coating on this manually-wound Zenith chronograph lends a military aesthetic to the watch, and the large tonneau-style case looks incredible on the wrist. This is one of the last manual chronographs Zenith ever made, and it’s in wonderful condition to boot. Take a look here

1985 Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Fat Lady’ Reference 16760

Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 16760

The fat lady has sung, and the tune is about a thick case and extra large crown guards. The reference 16760 was the first instance of the GMT-Master II, and it’s stainless steel with a red and black "Coke" bezel, plus there are white gold surrounds for the hour markers. It looks spectacular on the wrist, has an independently adjustable GMT hand, and is as wearable as it is coveted. Read more here

1950s Ernest Borel Incastar ‘Dato-Compax’

Ernest Borel Incastar

Always wanted a Rolex reference 6063, but it’s a bit out of your budget? This Ernest Borel Incastar from the 1950s has got you covered. The dial and hands are absolutely beautiful, especially the red arrow hand and slim golden handset. An elegant triple calendar chronograph at an affordable price point, from a manufacture that produced many interesting watches before the quartz crisis of the 1970s? Yes, please. Check it out here

Wait, There’s More

In addition to those mentioned above, we have a variety of other watches on offer this week, including a 1960s Vacheron Constantin dress watch reference 6378Q in white gold, a 1974 Rolex King Midas reference 3580, a 1988 Tudor Submariner reference 76100 with box and papers, a 1950s Excelsior Park Chronograph with Zivy & Cie. signature, a 1950s Eberhard & Co. chronograph, and a 1966 Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1013 with original papers.

You can see the complete collection in the HODINKEE Shop.

1988 Tudor Submariner Reference 76100
1966 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1013 with Papers


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