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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 126710BLRO
    Case No: C648Q648
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Pepsi”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max 205mm length
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee card dated 29th February 2020 stamped by retailer The Watches of Switzerland Group Ltd, retailer warranty card, green card holder, hang tag, product literature, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The iconic model, initially made for pilots to enable them to simultaneously keep track of two time zones was ready for a new look. Launched in 2018 during Baselworld. It was easily one of the most talked about new watches from the Rolex collection. The new reference 126710BLRO features an attractive Jubilee bracelet, a specificity that nods to the original GMT model which was in fact the only sports watch offered by the brand with this bracelet others would typically come with an Oyster bracelet.

    The red and blue so-called Pepsi bezel was made of Bakelite, the most fragile material in the first GMT reference 6542 from 1954, later it was replaced by a metal insert in the reference 1675 and the 2018 reference was graced by a Cerachrom bezel that is robust, scratchproof and colours won’t fade over time.

    The present watch is one of the most demanded modern Rolex in today market and is in an extremely attractive like-new it condition.

  • 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. 126710BLRO
A fine and attractive stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed.

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 140,000 
€7,600-15,100
$9,000-17,900

Sold for HK$189,000

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

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Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

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