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Rolex
GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 116758SR YELLOW GOLD, BLUE SAPPHIRE, RED RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 2015
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
53
Rolex
GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 116758SR YELLOW GOLD, BLUE SAPPHIRE, RED RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 2015
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 116758SR YELLOW GOLD, BLUE SAPPHIRE, RED RUBY AND DIAMOND-SET DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DIAMOND-SET DIAL AND CASE WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 2015
Dial: diamond-set
Calibre: cal. 3186 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 33’104’140
Case: 18ct yellow gold Oyster, sapphire and diamond-set, screw-down crown and back
Case number: V’489’540
Closure: 18ct yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee card dated March 20, 2015, Rolex service booklet, card holder and presentation case with outer packaging
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Catalogue Note

The present lot is no ordinary GMT-Master II, but rather a very rare yellow gold counterpart of the stainless steel 116710. Despite bearing the same case proportions and movement, that is as much as these watches have in common. From the fully diamond set dial to the diamond set lugs on the case, the most stand-out feature of this reference is the blue sapphire and red ruby set bezel. This bezel is reminiscent of the classic and iconic blue and red Pepsi bezel GMT-Master, but instead of the cerachrom or metal bezel with numbers, this one replaced those by precious gemstones.
This impressive and rare timepiece is in direct lineage to the mythical 16758 'SARU' which was, in the mid-eighties, not only one of the first factory-set Rolex in history but also the first GMT set with precious stones, fitted with a similar ruby, sapphire and diamond-set bezel and pavé diamond-set dial.  

Rolex only produced a small number of these watches, which makes this well preserved, full set watch a true collector’s piece.

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