Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 126710BLNR
    Case No: 736D8229
    Model Name: GMT-Master II "Batgirl"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max length 195mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated May 19, 2022, tag, wallet and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    -The first time a black/blue bezel was seen on a Rolex GMT Master was back in 2013 with the reference 116710BLNR. Immediately praised by the collector community, it introduced the Cerachrom material to the Rolex GMT Master line. The model was originally fitted with an Oyster bracelet, but it was updated in 2019 with a fascinating jubilee bracelet with the release of the reference 126710BLNR.

    - Fitted with the updated 3285 caliber, and measuring 40mm in diameter, the timepiece is sporty, as one would assume from a GMT Master. The Jubilee bracelet further gives a lightness to the watch which makes it very pleasant to wear.

    - Nicknamed the “Batgirl”, as opposed to the “Batman” which has an Oyster bracelet, the present Rolex reference 126710BLNR is offered in excellent condition and complete with accessories. Considered a continuity of the original 2013 “Batman” reference 116710BLNR, the present timepiece 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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Ref. 126710BLNR
A rare and attractive stainless steel dual time wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF19,050

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023