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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 116748 SARU
    Case No: Z384***
    Model Name: GMT-Master
    Material: 18K yellow gold, rubies, sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee papers, Rolex fitted box, hand tag and service card dated 12/20

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    Rolex

    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. 116748 SARU
Rolex sports watches set with precious stones are amongst the rarest models created by the brand. Remaining the ultimate niche product, they are today considered the rarest trophies for the demanding collector. The present GMT-Master II SARU - referring to the SA(pphire) and RU(by) setting, is distinguished by its diamond, sapphire and ruby-set bezel, a tribute to the blue and red coloured Bakelite bezel of the first GMT Master model launched in 1956.This variation of the GMT-Master II model is breathtaking. The baguette-cut rubies, diamonds and sapphires on the bezel are set with surgical precision with no visible gaps between them. The present example is found complete with its International Guarantee, inner and outer box and Rolex Service Cards dated 12/20.

2008

Price £80,000 Ω