La revue

Launched in 1954, the GMT-Master is an icon in the Rolex collections. Originally developed for the airline pilots of Pan America Airways to enable them to follow two time zones during their continental flights, the model has become one of Rolex's best-sellers. Easily identifiable thanks to its "arrow" hand indicating the time in the second time zone, the GMT-Master owes its name to Greenwich Mean Time, the international time reference then in force in the 1950s.

Available in 7 models since its launch (6542, 1675, 16750, 16700, 16710, 116710 and 126710), this sporty-looking watch has won over several generations of enthusiasts and is now, after the Daytona, the brand's most coveted model.

While the 'Pepsi' version, with its blue and red bezel, is the most widespread and undoubtedly the best known to the general public, the GMT-Master II model has been extremely sought-after in recent years for its blue and black bezel. Launched in 2013 under the reference 116710BLNR and nicknamed "Batman" by collectors, this watch is now a collector's item with great potential. The first Rolex watch with a ceramic bezel, it was only produced for a very short period of just 6 years! In 2019, the model will be replaced by reference 126710BLNR.

With its 40 mm case, this is a watch of ideal proportions. Equipped with the famous calibre 3186, the 116710BLNR model has a 50-hour power reserve. With its Oyster bracelet and the subtle blue/black combination of its bezel, this watch is certainly Rolex's most chic sports model.

Thanks to a winding crown notched on several levels, setting the second time zone is stunningly simple.

On 28 June, the Aguttes auction house will be auctioning this emblematic model. Our watch comes from a well-informed enthusiast, with its original warranty card and all its accessories. In a remarkable state of preservation, this watch will appeal to any enthusiast wishing to acquire a sports watch with a future.

Until Wednesday 28 June 2023

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For further information, please contact
Claire Hofmann

+33 7 49 97 32 28