Rolex - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 116758
    Case No: M6662051
    Model Name: GMT-Master II
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Automatic, 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, 195 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex twinlock folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex Attestation de Chronometre dated 12 December 2006, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, sales tags, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Some of the rarest Rolex watches are those set with precious stones. Rolex sport watches set with diamonds, sapphires or rubies are incredibly well made and are considered by many some of the finest jewelled sports watches available on the market. The present watch, in like new condition, is a perfect example of gem setting of the highest degree. Set with baguette-cut diamonds and sapphires, the lugs and crown guards are also set with brilliant-cut diamonds, elevating this GMT-Master II to a whole new level.

  • 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. 116758
A fine and rare yellow gold, diamond and sapphire-set dual time wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and fitted presentation box

Circa 2007
41 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$350,000 - 450,000 

Sold for HK$437,500

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016