Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 126710 BLNR
    Case No: 8231F342
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Batgirl"
    Material: Stainless steel
    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 dated September 11, 2020, hang tag, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: The present watch is illustrated in Rolex GMT-Master Story Volume II by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 194 to 195.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1954, Rolex launched one of its most iconic models: the GMT-Master. The timepiece was initially developed in collaboration with Pan American Airlines as to enable their pilots to simultaneously keep track of two time zones when flying from one location to another. Today, the legacy of the timepiece lives on as the GMT-Master is one of Rolex's most celebrated models in the current catalog.

    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 virtually unworn condition 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.

  • 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. 126710 BLNR
A rare and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with cerachrom black and blue revolving bezel, center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF21,590

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024