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

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: 116759
    Movement No: 32'103'326
    Case No: M916756
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds, rubies and sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic, 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 41 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Rolex folding twinlock deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronometre dated 2 October 2008, product literature, sales tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This GMT-Master II is fitted with baguette rubies, diamonds and sapphires to the bezel and brilliant diamonds to the lugs. It is very rare to find Rolex watches so lavishly embellished as it took a lot of work from the manufacturer to produce at this level. This watch is offered as a full set with guarantee card, product literature, sales tag, wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging, which really enhances this watch and brings it to the next level. The watch is presented in close to new condition.

  • 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. 116759
A fine and rare white gold, diamond, sapphire and ruby-set dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K白金鑲鑽石、藍寶石及紅寶石,自動上弦鏈帶腕錶,配兩地時間、中心秒針及日曆顯示,“GMT-Master II”,型號116759,附證書及盒子,2008年製

2008
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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