Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 116718LN
    Case No: 22MN4328
    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 185mm
    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 stamped Emperor Watch & Jewellery Co., Ltd., instruction manual, product literature, two extra links, hang tags, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Yellow gold Rolex sports watches exude a luxurious and sporty appeal combined in one and collectors in recent times have grown their appreciation for them. The GMT-Master II ref. 116718LN is just that. Featuring a dual time complication, originally developed to aviators, a date function and dressed fully in a yellow gold Oyster case and bracelet, it is the perfect luxury traveller’s watch. Launched originally in 2005 with an example fitted with a green dial, the present example with a black dial is a classic combination that never goes wrong. Robust in all aspects, the reference was the first to be fitted with the Rolex’s new at the time Cerachrom bezel insert, which is scratch resistant.
    The present example from circa 2017 is officially discontinued and have been replaced by the ref. 126178. Offered in excellent overall condition and offered with its original guarantee and presentation box. This is a great example for collectors who have missed out on their allocations before the discontinuation of the reference.

  • 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. 116718LN
A fine and attractive yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2017
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$327,600

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022