Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

284 Rolex Precious and Striking GMT-Master II SARU Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 116 758, With Diamond, Sapphire and Ruby-Set

Estimate: € 55,000 –⁠ 110,000

Sold € 74,100

Lot Description

Model: GMT-Master II SARU
Reference: 116758
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 2007
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3185
Case N°: M800203
Dimensions: 41 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box

Designed to show the time in two different time zones simultaneously, the GMT-Master was launched in 1955, immediately represents the epitome of sportiness and efficiency. The use of precious materials for this specific model has always been limited despite reference 6542 and 1675 were sometimes cased in precious metals, these were infrequent occurrences. With the advent o the 16758, the GMT started displaying rubies, diamonds and sapphires. The lot here offered is a wonderful representative of the reference 116758, also nicknamed as “SARU” standing for “SApphire” and “RUby”. Solid and robust, this very watch has a massive 41 mm case in 18k yellow gold nicely preserved with lugs and crown-guard set with 76 brilliant cut white diamonds. The sparkling bi-directional revolving bezel is enriched by the iconic set of 22 baguette white diamonds, a triangular white diamond, 18 baguette sapphires and 18 baguette rubies. The final result is nothing short of spectacular as Rolex has managed the feat of balancing the sporty ethos of the watch and its bedazzling decoration.