A fine and very rare yellow gold, sapphire and diamond-set dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 116748
    Case No: Z649106
    Model Name: GMT-II
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronometre dated October 2011, product literature, sales tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This GMT-Master II is fitted with baguette sapphires and diamonds the bezel, a particularly rare variant as the sapphires are a rich blue hue that seem almost onyx at first glance. Offered as a full set with guarantee, sales tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging, this watch is kept in excellent and original condition. The present lot is from the first generation of the diamond-set GMT II as the lugs are not set with diamonds.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Rolex

Ref. 116748
A fine and very rare yellow gold, sapphire and diamond-set dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及非常罕有,18K黃金鑲鑽石及藍寶石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及日曆顯示,“GMT-II”,型號116748,附證書及盒子,約2011年製

Circa 2011
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$350,000 - 550,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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