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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 116758SANR
    Movement No: 1'785'498
    Case No: V395537
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped "PJ5"
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card stamped by Hong Kong retailer "Artland Watch Co., Ltd." and dated July 20, 2014, green document holder, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by Rolex Service card dated September 17, 2019.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex sports watches set with precious stones are amongst the rarest models created by the brand. Marrying the ultimate tier of luxury in case finishing with the most practical sports models, these pieces represent a contradiction of terms and are today as sought-after by collectors as they are scarcely produced by the brand. The present GMT-Master II SANR, referring to the black sapphire - SA(pphire) NR(noir) - setting, is distinguished by its unusual color scheme: the contrast of black sapphire with the white diamond provide an incredibly attractive final result, and - from a practical standpoint - is one of the most legible gem-set bezel configurations.

    The quality of Rolex’s gem-setting is simply astounding: the baguette-cut gems (and the three triangular stones at 12 o’clock) are set with surgical precision with no visible gaps between them. They are perfectly complemented by the brilliant-cut diamonds on the crown guards, lugs and bracelet, ensuring a dazzling spectacle on the wrist.

    The final result is nothing short of spectacular as Rolex has managed the feat of balancing the sporty ethos of the watch and its luxurious decoration.

    This example is offered in excellent condition, complete of all its accessories and is a true must have for the collector of outstandingly rare and unusual Rolex wristwatches. Furthermore, it was recently (September 2019) serviced by Rolex and has never been worn since -it even retains the service stickers to the band - thus ensuring the perfect working condition of the piece which is in fact under Rolex warranty until September 16 of this current year 2021.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 116758SANR
A rare, very attractive and extremely impressive yellow gold, diamond and sapphire-set automatic dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, Guarantee and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF81,900

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021