Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: Rolex
      Year: Circa 2009
      Reference No: 116759
      Movement No: 3 2'031'554
      Case No: V104234
      Model Name: GMT-Master II "SARU"
      Material: 18K white gold
      Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
      Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Rolex deployant clasp
      Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex international service guarantee card dated April 25, 2023 and travel pouch.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - The present variation of GMT-Master II is dressed in breathtaking baguette-cut rubies, diamonds and sapphires to the bezel and brilliant-cut diamonds to the lugs. Remarkably showcasing an exceptional level of craftsmanship, the gems perfectly fit the bezel and are secured skilfully, leaving no gap between each stone. Heavy, robust, and lavishly set, the present GMT-Master II in white gold provides a dressy alternative to the sporty stainless-steel GMT- Master II.

      - Preserved in excellent condition, the present GMT-Master II "SARU" reference 116759 is accompanied by its Rolex international service guarantee.

    • 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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Ref. 116759
A highly rare and attractive white gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire-set dual time wristwatch with bracelet

Circa 2009
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF69,850

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023