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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 126711CHNR
    Case No: 4342P823
    Model Name: GMT –Master II, “Rootbeer”
    Material: 18K Everose Gold and Stainless Steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K Everose Gold and Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 195 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Everose Gold and Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp, stamped D2R
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Guarantee card dated August 2018, Rolex green fitted presentation box, outer packaging, manual booklet, product literature, green card holder, hang tag and sales tag

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the three models of the GMT-Master II to make a splash at the 2018 Baselworld, the ref. 126711CHNR is the brand’s first endeavor to use the combination of Everose gold and stainless steel — dubbed by Rolex as Everose Rolesor — for their GMT-Master II.

    The two-tone ref. 126711CHNR is nicknamed “Rootbeer” because of its resemblance to the vintage Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16753 with the same moniker. The roots of the “Rootbeer” GMT hark back to 1963, when the first two-tone Rolex watches with brown dials hit the market. Offered by its original owner, retaining all its original accessories and in like-new condition, the present watch is the first example of this widely-adored reference to appear at the auction market.

  • 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. 126711CHNR
An attractive two-tone pink gold and stainless steel dual time wristwatch with center seconds, date, ceramic bezel, bracelet, guarantee and box

Circa 2018
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

HK$62,000 - 94,000 

Sold for HK$137,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019