Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU Factory Gem-Set Watch Hands-On

Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU Factory Gem-Set Watch Hands-On

I should say, seeing the richly factory-set, full pave dial-prepared Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU active was similar as a spirit looking through experience. I had this fantasy once, where I met the devout cleric of some since quite a while ago abrogated progress. Sitting on the ground, tasting on his abnormal line, with his eyes shut, he advised me: “Go, child, discover something absurdly costly and take a gander at it. View at it as long as you need, look at it without flinching! What’s more, some place in there, between the radiance of two splendid cut diamonds, you’ll see your actual self.” Well, here I am.

The soul looking, as far as I might be concerned, truly reduced to one inquiry: “Would I wear this? Truly, would I wear this a lot? Out there? In the genuine world?” Either my cerebrum is brilliant in responding to huge life questions, which looking back appears to be a stretch of an assertion to make, or it just had a fart of a brainwave… in any case, some way or another, the appropriate response solidified much the same as the old cleric said it would and I said to myself: “I’d wear the sh*t out of this watch.”


All pictures by David Bredan

It is just currently, composing this journal of seeing the 116759SARU that I understand, I had not addressed the inquiry. The inquiry isn’t whether I would wear this watch, but instead what doing so would make me. All joking aside, such a watch is a window – however a firmly hard to see out of window – on our general public, on our limitations and our qualities, on our opinion and what we think others think to be fitting or wrong. Along these lines, the inquiry actually stands: what might wearing this watch make me – or make you, or make an arbitrary person you consider loading up to be class as you advance toward the thorned wired segment of the plane?

How much, do you think, this watch retails for? I’ll help you out by saying, this is an all-gold Rolex GMT-Master II on the full white gold wristband, with a factory-set pave dial and a bezel with high caliber and meticulously shading coordinated stones and huge roll diamonds. I’ll additionally say that a comparative Day-Date 40 with green stuff on it, yet in platinum, costs $412,000 ( active here ). Alright, here we go: this one expenses $112,000 – the two costs are before the insanity-inducing 27% VAT of Hungary, where I saw these pieces (however you obviously don’t need to pay that on the off chance that you, as most six-figure estimated watch purchasers, have an unfamiliar passport).

So, “a bit over a hundred kay” it is. In any case, taking a gander at it, independent of whether you are doing that with a watch lover’s eye or that of a civilian, you are probably going to get the possibility that this watch remains over a number on a sticker price, for two major reasons.


First, there is the hindrance of section not as far as dishing out this much cash for a watch, however as far as settling on the decision and saying, that’s right, this is the watch I’m going to wear. The second you put this on and leave the store, the sticker price is taken out and however truly, it equitably looks tremendously extravagant, I’d anticipate that each spectator should subliminally think not about a cost, yet rather the stuff to wear something like this – and I’ll return to that question in a moment.

Second, Rolex makes these somewhat hard to get. They, at any rate in pieces of the world that I incessant, never put such a watch out into the shop windows – it’s introduced to you in the event that they consider you commendable. It’s a mutual benefit as in it improves the possibility of selectiveness, and it likewise isn’t heading out Regular Joe (for example you or I), who simply needs “an Explorer I with the appropriately estimated hands.” I am certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that setting a watch like this out in the windows would bring about a perceptible drop in deals to conventional individuals, at any rate in many pieces of Europe for sure.

This perfectly drives us back to the subject of why that is. That is to say, let’s be straightforward with ourselves here. Do we stop people in their tracks in an opposing way every time we see an unnecessarily costly vehicle? Do you realize what amount of time it requires to collect a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador? The vehicle has various pieces and pieces fitted to it at 12 distinct workstations, and it goes through an hour and a half at each, that’s 18 hours of work, to go from an exposed skeleton to a complete vehicle. Add body and motor get together time it’s still only a couple long stretches of work, dissimilar to the outside of this watch that can assume control longer than seven days to do. Or then again do we give hostile looks when we see individuals get onto a plane with a $8,000 ticket, just to sit somewhat further in the front, in what is basically an uproarious and squeezed adaptation of a lodging room?

So no doubt, as it were, this watch really is acceptable worth, when you think about the measure of work and the estimation of the components that went into it, compared to a vehicle produced using fortified plastic or a flight that’s over in 8-12 hours where all you have after it is a memory of becoming somewhat inebriated in a plane and once possessing $8,000… And yet, you simply know, wearing this just 40mm-wide watch is requesting trouble.

So, considering this, maybe we are drawing nearer to addressing the inquiry, “what does wearing this watch make me?” I am dead genuine when I say I’d wear this watch. Now I’d venture to such an extreme as to say in the event that I needed to make an arrangement of wearing this watch and no other for the remainder of my life, I think I’d actually take the plunge. Unusually, however, this thought process isn’t powered by a desire for apparent economic wellbeing, yet rather by my reasoning that this watch remains over the rest in a bizarre manner, like the overall principles of watches didn’t make a difference to it.

If you look for societal position, you’ll simply wear (a really less expensive) platinum Daytona with the ice blue dial and consider it daily, and you’ll drive a Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse or some other monster like that. To wear this watch you either must be totally – and in a somewhat pitiable manner – edgy for consideration and status… Or you simply need something that isn’t about pushing the limits of the envelope, yet rather, doing whatever it takes not to find a way into it at all.

It’s like matching such a pink with such a blue. It’s a shading debacle, when you consider the big picture; it’s the embodiment of not. indeed. attempting. Yet, at that point you are additionally made mindful of the way that there is this one individual in one of the Rolex structures who’s sole occupation is to sit close to a heap of pink stones and take every one of them out, analyze them exclusively, and afterward sort them in a way so they are a careful match in shading. Each, and I do mean, each other watch I have ever seen with shading coordinated or range hued stones was a bombed endeavor when compared to a Rolex. All of them resembled a terrible joke – so awful, it resembled I made them. On a Rolex, you can be basically certain, that the shading advances or the shading matches will be right on target about 95% of the time – not 5% of the time.


So, you have such a work go into the creation of something that actually doesn’t need to meet any assumptions or play by any standard book. There’s a specific mind to this, I think. It’s like a particular kind of humor that you either get (and appreciate), or you don’t. Regardless of whether you do or don’t has no impact on its validity.

After this is said, here’s my issue with me wearing this watch. I, and possibly you and a modest bunch of others, the individuals who get such a humor and this way to deal with basically taking a major, jewel set dump on the poncy horological playbook, will comprehend why I’m wearing it. The remainder of the world will imagine that I regularly include myself in some unlawful practices or more awful, that I’m nouveau riche

…And yet, in light of the fact that I completely appreciate individuals more astute than myself carrying a specific sort of humor to its rough edge, I actually say I’d wear this watch, regardless of whether it was just me whom it could cheer up… and, in any case, the auxiliary capacity of this watch, if you get this joke, is that everybody can go stuff themselves, and that’s a snippet of data old, and experienced and fruitful individuals are regularly cited saying they wish their more youthful selves had known earlier.


Net cost for the Rolex GMT-Master II 116759SARU is $112,000. Also, if all I’ve referenced before wasn’t a sufficient discord between this watch and ordinary extravagance watches, I’ll add that saru, in Hungarian, implies shoe – yet more like such a shoe that destitute individuals in antiquated Egypt used to wear. Such a shoe. (no offense to the needy individuals of antiquated Egypt). rolex.com

Special because of the sort individuals of Budapest’s official Rolex retailer, Petite Genève Petrović, for demonstrating this piece to us.