Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: 126710BLRO
    Case No: 2X2Z0046
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Pepsi"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated August 14, 2018, product literature, wallet, hang tag, presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore accompanied by a copy of Rolex GMT-Master Story by Guido Mondani Editore.
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in Voume II of Rolex GMT-Master Story by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 190, 191, 192 and 193.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2018, reference 126710BLRO is the proud heir to the GMT reference 6542 from 1955. At the time of launch, it was the undisputed star of Baselworld 2018 was Rolex's new GMT-Master II. Publicly acclaimed, the watch instantaneously became a must have and immediately generated a waiting list at Rolex retailers. The iconic model, initially made for pilots to simultaneously keep track of two time zones was ready for a renewal. The new reference 126710BLRO features an extremely attractive Jubilee bracelet, a specificity that nods to the original GMT model which was in fact the only sports watch offered by the brand with this bracelet – others would typically come with an Oyster bracelet. The GMT-Master II with its Jubilee bracelet is one of the most in-demand modern Rolexes today, with waitlists stretching years.

    The watch is preserved in near-pristine condition, with the bezel protector, sticker on the caseband, clasp and caseback still present. The bracelet is partially stickered as well.

  • 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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From the Guido Mondani Collection


Ref. 126710BLRO
A sporty and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with ceramic bezel, date, bracelet, international guarantee, hang tag and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF19,050

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024