Rolex - Racing Pulse New York Saturday, December 12, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 126710BLRO
    Case No: 117591Q7
    Model Name: GMT Master II “Pepsi”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3285, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex International Guarantee stamped Rolex Boutique Tourneau, San Francisco, CA and dated July 14, 2019, green leather presentation box, green card holder, two hang tags, product literature, additional link, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The GMT-Master is one of the most recognized and iconic timepieces available, and with a history stretching over 60 years it was an early Rolex tool watch designed in collaboration with Pan American Airlines so their pilots could keep track of both “home” and “local” times. Rolex introduced the GMT-Master, reference 6542 with fragile Bakelite bezel in 1955, and in 1959, they released the second-generation GMT-Master model with metal bezel, the reference 1675. The reference has been upgraded and modified throughout the years, and in 2018 Rolex released the 126710BLRO with Ceramic Pepsi bezel and Jubilee bracelet. The Cerachrom bezel is robust, scratchproof, and with colors that won’t fade over time.

    Offered by its original owner and accompanied with all the original accessories, this example is a wonderful representative of this legendary model, and one of the most in-demand modern Rolexes today.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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. 126710BLRO
A very fine stainless steel dual time wristwatch with ceramic bezel, date, center seconds, and bracelet, international guarantee, hang tags, original invoice, and presentation box

Circa 2019
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $21,420

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New York Auction 12 December 2020