Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 116710BLNR
    Case No: 8U3188V6
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Batman"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster 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 March 6, 2019, 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 Volume II of Rolex GMT-Master Story by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 168 and 169.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced at the Baselworld 2013, the Rolex GMT-Master ref. 116710BLNR was a first of its kind featuring a never seen before blue and black Cerachrom bezel insert. Extremely well-received by collectors at immediate glance, the model earned its nickname the “Batman” for its obvious color combinations. One of the most desirable Rolex sports models in recent times, the “Batman” is with no doubt a modern classic among its former references.

    Discontinued in 2019 and making way for the new ref. 126710BLNR equipped with a new cal. 3285, the present example ref. 116710BLNR is offered in excellent overall condition and is further accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 116710BLNR
A highly rare and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with date, ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee, hang tag 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