Exclusive Timepieces 21 –⁠ 22 October 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.

Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281

55 Rolex Beautiful and Iconic, GMT-Master II “Batman”, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Black and Blue Bezel, With Full-Set, Reference 126710BLNR

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: GMT-Master II
Reference: 126710BLNR
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 2022
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3285
Case N°: 874111F9
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty, Booklets and Tag

Rolex launched the GMT-Master in 1954 in order to provide pilots a watch that could read 24-hour time for a selected time zone. The Rolex GMT-Master II revolutionized the original GMT model with a new caliber allowing the user to quickly adjust the hour hand forward or backwards in one hour increments. When the hour is adjusted, the minute hand continues to run, increasing the efficiency and accuracy of the watch. The Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLNR was easily the hottest new release of 2019, and it represents an update to the highly popular and recently discontinued black and blue “Batman” version from the previous generation. Nicknamed the “Batman” for its obvious bicolour black and blue bezel and alternately “Batgirl” when equipped with the dressier Jubilee bracelet, it retains all of the same updates and improvements that first made an appearance the previous year, such as the caliber 3285 with increased power reserve of 70 hours and the cerachrom bezel. This feature is patented and results from a singular piece of blue ceramic, with the black colour later applied to provide this two-tone effect. Of additional interest, the numerals engraved on the two-tone bezel are covered with a thin layer of platinum. The present example is the latest version of the GMT-Master II, it is offered in basically unworn conditions and with its original full set of box and papers: a highly sought-after example is considered a classic collectible by watch.