Rolex GMT-Master II 16710

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The GMT-Master II is not the successor of the GMT-Master. Instead, it's exactly the same watch with a different function and therefore another movement.The ref. 16710 was introduced in 1989 as the second generation GMT-Master with the convenient option to separately adjust the 24-hour GMT hand in addition to a quickset date function.This 16710 dates back to 1995 and features a lovely red and black ‘Coke’ bezel inlay. The stainless steel case—measuring in at a hair under 40 mm— is nice and thick and comes on a sporty stainless steel Oyster bracelet. The watch is in excellent condition with a thick case and tight steel Oyster bracelet. The original box and punched Rolex papers are included as well.

Introduction

Rolex GMT-MasterFasten your seatbelts for the story of the inimitable Rolex GMT-Master! As civil aviation took off after World War II, airlines began to fly over longer distances. As a result, pilots required accurate watches that could display multiple time zones simultaneously. In the early 1950s, Pan American Airways (Pan-Am) requested Rolex to develop a watch for this very purpose. The GMT-Master (‘GMT’ standing for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) was introduced in 1954. It featured a 24-hour hand alongside the regular 12-hour hand. In combination with a bidirectional 24-hour bezel, this GMT hand could be used to read the home time zone while the 12-hour hand displayed the ‘local’ time.Despite its close links to aviation and its professional purpose, the Rolex GMT enjoys a fanbase far beyond the pilots it was originally intended for. Over the years Rolex has introduced many wonderful variations of the GMT: take your pick!

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.