ROLEX | GMT-MASTER II PEPSI, REFERENCE 126710BLRO, STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2019
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP
GMT-MASTER II PEPSI, REFERENCE 126710BLRO
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL-TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET,
Calibre: cal. 3285 automatic, 31 jewels
Movement number: 4E'S55'313
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back
Case number: S3'886'641
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 195mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee card dated January 22nd, 2019, GMT-Master II booklet, Chronometer tag, cardholder and presentation case with outer packaging
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DIAL: in excellent condition. Hands in excellent condition.
CASE: in excellent condition with extremely light signs of wear. With scarce very light hairline marks to the profile of the right bottom lug,. With minor bracelet changing marks to the underside of the lugs.
Bracelet W6G in excellent condition.
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, date advancing, dual time complication working.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
The Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO was introduced to the collectors' great delight in 2016. It was indeed the first fat-cased GMT Master II model to be fitted with a Jubilée bracelet and bearing the legendary red and blue bezel, nicknamed Pepsi. It is one of the most sought-after timepieces on today's market as it stands as a contemporary homage to the original GMT-Master created for the Pan Am crews.
The model is in fact an upgrade over the reference 116710 and encases the newly introduced calibre 3285, increasing the power reserve to 70 hours within a tolerance of -2/+2 seconds per day.
Due to the delicate process of finding any available example at authorised dealers, the present lot represents a great opportunity to acquire an excessively waitlisted instant classic.