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Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710


Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm GMT-Master II, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116710

The Rolex GMT-Master was initially developed in 1954 in collaboration with Pan American Airways, with the aim of providing pilots with a watch that could display multiple time zones simultaneously. The original model featured a 24-hour bezel and a fourth hand that could be set to a second time zone. Over the years, the GMT-Master underwent various design changes and upgrades, including the addition of the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel in 1959. In 1982, the GMT-Master II was introduced, which allowed for the independent adjustment of the hour hand, making it easier to track multiple time zones. Today, the Rolex GMT-Master II remains one of the most popular and sought-after luxury watches in the world.

Crafted with precision and sophistication, this timepiece boasts a 40mm stainless steel case that represents durability and timeless elegance. The bi-directional rotating bezel features a striking black 24-hour Cerachrom insert, combining style with functionality. In 2007, Rolex introduced the ceramic bezel to the GMT-Master II, which when first produced could only be made in one color.  Traditionally, GMT Masters had included a bi-color aluminum bezel, so the single black color bezel was unusual.  Rolex was able to produce bi-color ceramic bezels starting with the Batman in 2013, but the all black Cerachrom bezel was so popular it continued in production until 2018. This makes this Rolex somewhat unique, being both the first and last all black ceramic bezel on a GMT Master. As a GMT Master II, it includes a dual time zone with a green GMT arrowhead hour hand, which also has a luminous fill.  The local time is easily set by jumping from hour to hour, thanks to the winding crown that adjusts the hour hand forwards or backwards independently of the minute and seconds hands.  The 40mm watch uses the patented Triplock screw-down crown that protects the Rolex 3186 caliber automatic movement, which is a COSC certified Superlative Chronometer.  With this reference, Rolex also introduced to the GMT Master the Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock folding clasp and 5mm Easylink extension.  While this all-black bezel does not have the cult following of the Pepsi or Batman bi-color bezels, it is the first steel GMT Master II to feature the Cerachrom bezel and it is the last GMT Master II in a single color bezel.  This watch comes complete with box and papers and is a watch worth serious consideration.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet


Rotating, Bi-directional, Ceramic, 24-Hour

Box and Papers

Box and Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Date, GMT/World Time


Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006267
Model #116710
Model NameGMT-Master II
Year Producedca. 2007
Serial NumberZ9XXXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.