'Coke' GMT-Master II, Ref. 16710 Stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 2001
'Coke' GMT-Master II, Ref. 16710
Stainless steel dual-time wristwatch with date and bracelet
Calibre: cal. 3185 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down back
Case number: K'376'951
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex wallet, booklets, and presentation case
MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. Date advancing. CASE: good overall condition. signs of some wear, very light scuffs throughout case and bracelet. DIAL: in very good condition.
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Rolex launched the reference 16710 in 1989 and produced it until 2007. It superseded the reference 16760 which was dubbed the 'Fat Lady' by collectors due to its larger proportions. The reference 16710 therefore has an attractive, slimmer case design. Originally equipped with tritium dials, it later received an upgrade to Luminova and subsequently to Super-Luminova such as the present one.
One of the most recognizable features of the GMT-Master is its bezel, which came in three versions: red and blue (Pepsi), black and red (Coke) such as the present example or plain black.
Presented in attractive condition and accompanied by many original accessories, this example of the 16710 would be a perfect addition to any collection.