Model: GMT Master II
Movement Type: Automatic
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
Dial Colour: Black
The 16710 GMT Master II was produced between 1989 and 2007 – this one is from 2001 and so it’s something of a crossover model – one of the last with drilled lugs while being one of the first with the SEL bracelet and Superluminova ‘Swiss Made’ dial.
Here at Oakleigh Watches, we have always known that the classic Rolex GMT Master II was a definite appreciating asset and prices have gone up and up recently and watches in great condition like this are becoming harder to find. Prices have been rising steadily for the past few years and they’re showing no sign of slowing.
The main features of the 16710 are all present with this watch including the white gold indexes and sapphire crystal and the dial and hands are superb with no patina or damage whatsoever – it’s all in really good original order.
The BLRO ‘Pepsi’ insert is really nicely faded and appropriately aged, the case edges are sharp and even and the lugs are thick. The ‘SEL’ (Solid End Link) Oyster bracelet is very good and has only a little wear – I have to say that this is a lovely example of a Rolex GMT Master II.
While the insert fitted to this 2001 Rolex 16710 GMT Master II is an BLRO insert, we can’t guarantee that this is the original insert that was fitted to the watch – with this, as with most GMT Masters, there’s no way of telling what colour it was originally. Of course what this means is that it could very easily be changed for a RONR (Coke) or NR (Black) insert if you prefer and we would be happy to do that for you.
It comes with the correct original boxes, although the papers and accessories have got lost at some point along the way.
The movement has recently been serviced – it has also just been tested by Michlmayr & Co, the movement runs within COSC spec with very strong amplitude and won’t need another service for some years.
Complete with a twelve month warranty, this is an excellent example of a ‘watch only’ 16710.
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