Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 116710BLNR
    Case No: 46Q0Y105
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Batman”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    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 Zurich Watch Co., LTD., Hong Kong dated 9th August 2015, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released at Baselworld 2013, the Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR was a true revelation making waves in the scene as it was the very first to feature a black and blue Cerachrom bezel insert. Extremely well-received by collectors at immediate glance, the model earned its nickname the “Batman” for its obvious colour 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.

    In production for 6 years and discontinued in 2019, it made way for the upgraded ref. 126710BLNR featuring a new cal. 3285. Offered in excellent overall condition, the present example ref. 116710BLNR is offered with its original guarantee dated 2015 and a fitted presentation box.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

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

Circa 2015
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 100,000 
€6,500-13,000
$6,400-12,800

Sold for HK$151,200

Contact Specialist

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)