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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 116718LN
    Case No: Z892’239
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated 14th April 2008, stamped by retailer Goldsmiths Group, green card holder, product literature, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The GMT was first released in 1955 specially designed for pilots to keep track of dual time zones while on flight becoming one of the most recognizable pieces from Rolex.

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Rolex GMT-Master, Rolex launched in 2005 the redesigned GMT-Master II 116718LN in yellow gold and introducing a ceramic bezel insert branded as Cerachrom that is impervious to scratches and fading providing high durability to wear.

    It uses the new cal. 3186 with Parachrom hairspring, which provides greater resistance to shocks and temperature variations. To contrast with the black bezel, Rolex fitted the anniversary timepiece with a striking green dial which is referred to as the “Maxi dial” in reference to the bigger lume plots, giving the watch a more modern and elegant look for this reference.

    The present watch is further kept in new old stock condition and is offered complete with presentation box and warranty card.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 116718LN
A new old stock yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€12,800-21,300
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$478,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021