Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 126719BLRO
    Case No: 8Z864263
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated December 07, 2019, wallet, product literature, 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 the Vol. II of Rolex GMT-Master story by Guido Mondani Editore, pages 204 and 205, 206 and 207.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2014 Rolex released its very first GMT-Master II reference 116719BLRO encased in 18K white gold. Four years later, the firm released the new reference 126719BLRO fitted with the newly upgraded caliber 3285 featuring an attractive navy blue dial instead of the traditional black dial.

    While the white gold GMT-Master II has long been a favorite among collectors, the introduction of the model with meteorite dial wowed and impressed collector's during its launch in 2019. While meteorite has been used on other models in the past such as the Day-Date, it marked the first time this material was ever used on a GMT-Master.

    Sporty yet refined, the present Rolex GMT-Master II is considered to be one of the most sought after timepieces with its aesthetics remaining very much similar to the first iterations of the model, most notably with its bi-colored “Pepsi” bezel that many are fond of.

  • 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. 126719BLRO
A fine and attractive white gold dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, meteorite dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF48,260

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024