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ROLEX | GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1998

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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Rolex
  • GMT MASTER II, REFERENCE 16710STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1998
Dial: blackCalibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewelsMovement number: 38'153'334Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and backCase number: U'937'647Closure: stainless steel Oyster bracelet with integrated folding claspDimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 175mmSigned: case, dial and movementAccessories: none

Catalogue Note

The Rolex GMT Master was originally introduced in 1954. With this release, two time-zones could be read at the same time, which proved to be very useful for pilots, particularly those working for Pan- Am and NASA. In 1988 Rolex then released the GMT-Master II, which increased the functionality by giving its wearer the possibility to adjust the watch to read up to three different time-zones at one glance. This particular reference was introduced in 1989 and stayed in production until 2007. During its production life-cycle the reference 16710 underwent several changes including the switch from a tritium dial to a Super Luminova dial, which is also present on this watch.
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