A fine, attractive and well-preserved stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, black and blue Cerachrom bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 126710BLNR
    Case No: 59'3D3'209
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Batman”
    Material: Stainless steel with Cerachrom bezel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card dated August 28, 2019, product literature, green card holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 126710BLNR was first presented during Baselworld 2019 and received immediate praise by both critics and collectors. Nicknamed the “Batman” for its obvious bicolour black and blue bezel, the watch incorporates all the most beloved traits of the new GMT-Master II line: an iconic Cerachrom 24-hour rotatable bezel, the new caliber 3285 and a polished and brushed Jubilee bracelet; a novelty for Rolex sports watches which used to have an Oyster bracelet.

    Offered in absolutely as-new condition, unworn and retaining all its original accessories, this example is a continuity of the original 2013 “Batman” reference 116710BLNR and is already considered a classic collectible for any watch aficionado.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 126710BLNR
A fine, attractive and well-preserved stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, black and blue Cerachrom bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

2019
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed.

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,400-11,200
$8,400-12,700

sold for CHF25,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020