Insanely Iced: The Black Sapphire GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR
At Baselworld 2007, Rolex uncovered three unbelievable adaptations of the GMT-Master II. Notwithstanding the 18k white gold development, this triplet of GMT-Master II sparkles brilliant with some substantial jewel adorning. There’s the GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SA with precious stones and blue sapphires, the 116759 SARU with jewels, sapphires, and rubies, lastly, the ref. 116759 SANR with jewels and dark sapphires. The last mentioned, the GMT-Master II ref. 116759, as of late got through the entryways at Bob’s Watches and we needed to investigate this insanely frosted Rolex.
GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR
An brazenly extreme jeweled Rolex watch, pretty much every last bit of this GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR is shrouded in diamonds. On the 18k white gold 40mm Oyster case, there are jewels on the crown monitors and drags. Additionally, the middle connections of the white gold Oyster arm band are blanketed totally with jewels. On a side note, because the ref. 116759 is a piece of Rolex’s most recent age of GMT-Master II models , it incorporates the sturdier Oyster fasten like the Daytona.
This GMT-Master II ref. 116759 is shrouded in jewels and dark sapphire.
The dial is likewise completely paved with white precious stones. The shimmering surface is a rich foundation to the radiant hour markers and focus Mercedes-style hands. Yet, the pièce de résistance is, obviously, the bidirectional rotating bezel. Decorating the bezel of the GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR are 76 white jewels and 12 dark sapphires—the dark gems replace where a numeral would ordinarily be on an average GMT-Master bezel. Indeed, even the topsy turvy triangle at the highest point of the bezel is a dark sapphire.
Rolex Caliber 3186
Due to the lavish style of the GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR, it’s not difficult to fail to remember that it’s important for Rolex’s notorious group of pilot watches. The absolute first GMT-Master from 1955 was, indeed, a device watch for Pan Am pilots to monitor double cross zones while at work. Also, because of the 24-hour hand and bezel of this specific GMT-Master II, the ref. 116759 can likewise demonstrate two time zones simultaneously.
Powering the hour, moment, seconds, and 24-hour hands, just as the date work, of the GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR is the Rolex Caliber 3186. The Caliber 3186 is an in-house Rolex programmed mechanical development that works at 28,800 bph and offers 48 hours of force save. Additionally, the development likewise incorporates the Rolex Parachrom hairspring for better protection from every day thumps and temperature swings.
76 white jewels and 12 dark sapphires on a solitary watch.
Although the GMT-Master II ref. 116759 SANR would once in a while be worn in the water, it flaunts the popular Rolex water obstruction. The Triplock winding crown, fluted caseback, and Oyster case development permit this GMT-Master II to plunge down to 330 feet (100 meters) if need be.
While a few of us appreciate Rolex generally for their instrument watches, we should not fail to remember that they are experts of precious stones and jewels as well. Furthermore, when an apparatus watch like the GMT-Master II is given that Rolex diamond setting treatment , a striking watch comes out the opposite side—regardless of whether it’s not to everybody’s taste.
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