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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 126711CHNR
    Case No: 2H84T687
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Rootbeer"
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K Everose Gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and 18K Everose Gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel and 18K Everose Gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated December 22, 2020, hang tag, product literature, 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 Rolex GMT-Master Story by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 186-187.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Rolex introduced the reference 126711CHNR GMT-Master II at Baselworld in 2018 and was the brand’s first endeavor to use the combination of 18K Everose gold and stainless steel-dubbed by Rolex as "Everose Rolesor” for the GMT-Master II. The two-tone reference 126711CHNR is nicknamed “Rootbeer” due to its resemblance to not only a rootbeer can, but as the two-tone, steel and gold vintage Rolex GMT-Master model 1675 with the same moniker. The roots of the “Rootbeer” GMT hark back to 1963, when the first two-tone Rolex wristwatches with brown dials were offered in the market.

    The present example is offered in pristine condition with its original caseback sticker and is accompanied with all its original accessories. The GMT-Master is so cherished by watch collectors and enthusiasts that sixty-eight years after it was first introduced, it remains one of Rolex’s top selling wristwatches. This “Rootbeer” from 2020 presents an excellent opportunity to own one of these exceptional two-tone models.

  • 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. 126711CHNR
A fine, and attractive stainless steel and pink gold dual time wristwatch with date, brown ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF15,240

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024