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Rolex

GMT-Master II, Reference 116710 | A brushed stainless steel dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2011, Formerly in the collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II 型號116710 | 精鋼兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2011年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 HKD

Rolex

Rolex

GMT-Master II, Reference 116710 | A brushed stainless steel dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2011, Formerly in the collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II 型號116710 | 精鋼兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2011年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

GMT-Master II, Reference 116710 | A brushed stainless steel dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2011, Formerly in the collection of Eric Clapton, CBE | 勞力士 | GMT-Master II 型號116710 | 精鋼兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2011年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 HKD

Lot sold:

138,600

HKD

Rolex

GMT-Master II, Reference 116710

A brushed stainless steel dual time zone wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 2011, Formerly in the collection of Eric Clapton, CBE

勞力士

GMT-Master II 型號116710

精鋼兩地時間鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,約2011年製,原為 Eric Clapton, CBE 收藏


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 3186 automatic, 31 jewels

Case: brushed stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: V400057

Closure: brushed stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp

Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 176 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The bezel with minor wear particularly toward the bottom right lug and a tiny pinhead ding at the top left lug. The band with very minor signs of wear at 9 o'clock. The case back with very light signs of wear due to the bracelet. The bracelet with minor surface wear at places and specifically at the folding clasp. Upon the previous owner's request, the watch has been sent for polishing to remove the mirror finishing and granting the watch an elegant and subtle matte finish.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands 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."

Presented at Basel in 2007, the reference 116710LN was quick to catch the eye of many. Launched in celebration of the GMT-Master’s grand 50th anniversary, Rolex gave the iconic model line a series of modern and practical updates. The GMT-Master II, in comparison to its predecessor, was all about sizing up. The watch featured a larger case diameter of 40 mm (otherwise coined the “super case”) as well as larger lugs. But the key feature of this watch was the bezel. The two letters tailing the reference number, “LN”, stand for “Lunette Noir”—French for “black bezel.” Not only did Rolex release this reference with a special single-color bezel, this reference was the first in the entire brand history to have a ceramic bezel—a then revolutionary design cue that has now become a core standard. 


As Rolex’s first stainless steel, Cerachrom ceramic, single-color bezeled GMT, the reference 116710LN is nothing short of a historical masterpiece. One astounding feature specific to this particular watch is its entirely brushed finish. Unlike typical Rolex sports watches that show a combination of brushed and polished surfaces, every single surface of this current watch is rendered in a brushed finish—making it distinctively different from other Rolexes, and also giving it a subtler look upon wear. A largely unusual and highly momentous Rolex reference, this watch is certainly not one to miss.