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    • Circa 2018

    • 40mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 116718LN
    Case No: H82865G4
    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 180mm
    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 Schaap en Citroen B.V. Netherlands dated 30th December 2018, instruction manual, product literature, two extra links, hang tags, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex GMT-Master, Rolex launched in 2005 the redesigned GMT-Master II 116718LN in yellow gold and introducing a ceramic bezel insert branded as Cerachrom that is impervious to scratches and fading providing high durability to wear.

    It uses the new cal. 3186 with Parachrom hairspring, which provides greater resistance to shocks and temperature variations. To contrast with the black bezel, Rolex fitted the anniversary timepiece with a striking green dial which is referred to as the “Maxi dial” in reference to the bigger lume plots, giving the watch a more modern and elegant look for this reference.

    With a striking and iconic combination of green and gold, the ref. 116718LN has widely been regarded by collectors today as one of the most unusual and respected GMT-Master iterations ever produced by Rolex. The present example is offered in excellent overall condition with minimal signs of wear and retains its partial factory protective stickers is furthermore complete with 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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Ref. 116718LN
An attractive and well-preserved yellow gold dual-time wristwatch with center seconds, date, green dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€15,000-25,100
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$352,800

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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