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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 116710BLNR
    Case No: 94Q98188
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Batman”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped Dickson Watch & Jewellery Co. LTD Hong Kong dated 8th January 2018, instruction manual, product literature, leather holder, hangtags, bezel protector, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

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    Introduced at the Baselworld 2013, the Rolex GMT-Master ref. 116710BLNR was a first of its kind featuring a never seen before blue and black Cerachrom bezel insert. Extremely well-received by collectors at immediate glance, the model earned its nickname the “Batman” for its obvious color combinations. One of the most desirable Rolex sports models in recent times, the “Batman” is with no doubt a modern classic among its former references.

    Discontinued in 2019 and making way for the new ref. 126710BLNR equipped with a new cal. 3285, the present example ref. 116710BLNR is offered in excellent overall condition and is further accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. 116710BLNR
A fine and rare stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2018
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 120,000 
€6,700-13,300
$7,700-15,400

Sold for HK$239,400

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021