Rolex - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 116710BLNR
    Case No: 21N2N293
    Model Name: GMT-Master II “Batman”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3186, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 200mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Includes two extra links. Accompanied by original hangtag, seal, retailer-stamped guarantee card dated January 24th, 2018, leather wallet, warranty booklet, instruction manual, inner and outer presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman, Batman Begins, 2005.

    Though the film Batman Begins premiered in 2005, it wasn’t until 2013 that Rolex’s seeming tribute to the Dark Knight of Gotham was released. Instantly captivated by the never-before-seen black and blue bezel color combination, collectors quickly anointed the 116710BLNR the “Batman”. One of the most popular offerings during its initial run, the watch was first discontinued in 2019 and replaced with a new reference 126710BLNR with Jubilee bracelet, nicknamed by collectors as the “Batgirl”. In 2021, Rolex re-introduced the Oyster bracelet to the 126710BLNR reference.

    Presented here in excellent condition and from the collection of the original owner, this example of the Batman retains all of its original accessories from when it was purchased in 2018. Attractive looks, storied heritage, and a catchy nickname make this watch the perfect everyday watch.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

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

Circa 2018
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $13,970

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