Rolex - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2022
    Reference No: 126719BLRO
    Case No: 17K9S785
    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 200mm
    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 27th August 2022, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, hang tags, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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.

    -Visually striking, both the dial and bezel feature a dark navy colour that elegantly contrasts against the brighter and unique red of the bezel and the white gold case.

    -Cased at 40mm in diameter, the timepiece sits extremely conformably on the wrist with the white gold case and bracelet giving the watch a pleasant heftiness and presence on the wrist. 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.

    - Preserved in excellent condition, the present Rolex GMT-Master II reference 126719BLROis comes complete with its original 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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Ref. 126719BLRO
A fine and attractive white gold dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF38,100

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023