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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 'Pepsi'
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The GMT-Master is a classic and beloved among many!In 1989, Rolex introduced the successor of the reference 16760. Namely, the GMT-Master II under reference 16710. This stainless steel sports watch had a slimmer design than its predecessor. The example that Amsterdam Vintage Watches has for offer today, dates back to 1999. One thing that should be mentioned is this piece's pristine condition. The case and bezel have razor sharp edges and barely have any scratches. The matching, stainless steel solid Oyster bracelet is in great condition too. If you're looking for a classic Rolex in mint condition for a fair price, this is the one you should go for!
Rolex GMT-MasterFasten your seatbelts for the story of the Rolex GMT-Master. Aviation company Pan-Am requested Rolex to create a wristwatch that would display multiple time-zones simultaneously, as their flights got longer; crossing multiple time-zones. Rolex came up with the GMT-Master (‘GMT’ stands for ‘Greenwich Mean Time’) in 1954. The watch features a date-function and an extra hour hand (with triangle) that points out the second time zone on the bi-directional turning, 24hour bezel.Still linked to aviation and although meant for professional use, it enjoys a much wider fan base ever since it first saw light. Over the years it underwent some changes and there are so many wonderful variations of this all-time Rolex classic. Some GMT’s are great as a single purchase, others are a wonderful addition to any collection and some of them can be considered as the crowning glory.‘Pepsi bezel’The red/ blue bezel inserts on the steel GMT’s are referred to as ‘Pepsi bezels’ as it assembles the same colours, but in fact Rolex chose this combination because of the Pan-Am colours. The heritage of the Pepsi bezel starts in 1959, when the rare bakelite bezels were used. Up until 2007 aluminium Pepsi bezels were used (optional, next to an all-black or black/ red aka ‘Coke bezel’). After being discontinued for 7 years, Rolex re-launched the beloved ‘Pepsi’, yet this time made out of Cerachrom and only available on the white-gold model. In 2018 Basel world Rolex introduced the stainless steel Pepsi with Jubilee bracelet.
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