The Most Expensive Rolex Ever: Rolex GMT Master Ice
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The Rolex GMT Master Ice, reference 116769 TBR is a stunningly beautiful time piece. It is the rarest watch ever produced because of its price, but also because it is no longer in production. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $485,350.00. This watch is the most expensive time piece ever produced by the Rolex factory.
Rolex is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality time pieces, which they also service. Rolex was founded in 1905 in London, England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. Geneva, Switzerland became the home of these exquisite watches in 1919. In 2007, Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine put Rolex at the #71 spot on the list of the 100 most valuable global brands. Rolex produces around 2,000 watches every day and is the single largest luxury watch brand in the world. Rolex time pieces are exclusive to the affluent population and have become a status symbol among the wealthy.
Rolex time pieces are made of the finest materials and have the utmost detailed precision in the design and production stages. Other current collections include Baselworld 2013, Oyster, Oyster Professional, Oyster Lady, Sky-Dweller, and Cellini. Rolex retailers and Rolex service centers can be found in all 50 states in the continental US.
The Rolex GMT Master Ice features a pave diamond Rolex wave diamond dial. The hour markers and hands are luminous and the hands are also lined in black for easier reading. The stunning bracelet is made of 18k white gold and is completely filled with diamonds. The center links of the bracelet are covered entirely in baguettes and the links on either side are covered in round brilliant diamonds. While the watch is no longer made, you can find the exquisite timepiece on the second hand Rolex market.
The case measures 40 millimeters and the thickness is 13 millimeters. The movement is the 3186, 31 jewel self-winding automatic movement. It has a 50 hour power reserve and is water resistant to 330 feet or 100 meters. The sapphire crystal is also scratch resistant. The Oyster lock clasp allows the time piece to securely stay on the wrist.
The case and lugs are set with 76 brilliant round diamonds, while the bezel is also 18k white gold and is set with perfect baguettes. The face offers the date calendar at the 3:00 mark and the black GMT 13 hour hand allows you to display a second time zone. The shoulders protect the screw-down Triplock winding crown and the watch features a self-winding Oyster perpetual chronometer movement. There is not another time piece more beautiful and stunning than the Rolex GMT Master Ice watch. Made with incredible precision, it will always continue to be an aesthetically pleasing piece of adorning jewelry.
Rolex plays an important part in many sporting and cultural events. Philanthropy also plays an important role in the company and its core values. Beauty and luxury surround this breathtakingly beautiful time piece that is the Rolex GMT Master Ice. Form and functionality are often seen as one within the Rolex brand. Although it is not manufactured any longer by Rolex, the Rolex GMT Master Ice can be found on several online luxury market places and higher end watch dealer websites. Rolex time pieces are not just watches. They are a means of showing success and worth. Anyone can wear a watch, but not everyone can wear a Rolex.