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Rolex, GMT Master II, 2008, 116748SARU, Yellow Gold

Brand Rolex
Model GMT Master II
Year 2008
Reference 116748SARU
Movement automatic
Case Dimension 40 mm
Case Material Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material Yellow Gold
Accessories Box and papers

EUR 135,000

In the mid-1980s, though, Rolex blew the lid off the watch world and introduced the GMT-Master 16 758 SARU, bringing its gem-setting acumen to a sports watch. The specimen is a wonderful representative of the reference 116 748, the second iteration of this family, also nicknamed as “SARU” standing for “Sapphire” and “Ruby”. The GMT-Master II featuring an entirely redesigned case, a larger winding crown, a revised dial with modified indexes and green “GMT-Master II” signature was launched at the BaselWorld 2006, year of the 50th anniversary of this celebrated dual time wristwatch. Solid and robust, this very watch has a massive 40 mm case in 18k yellow gold nicely preserved, the sparkling bidirectional revolving bezel is enriched by the iconic set of 22 baguette white diamonds, a triangular white diamond, 18 baguette sapphires and 18 baguette rubies. It is very important to underline that this is the reference produced with this configuration in a few pieces, later it will be proposed with diamonds on the lugs as well under another reference. 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.

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