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Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710

$16,350

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

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.  A watch worth serious consideration.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Rotating, Uni-Directional, Ceramic

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

3186

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

40mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Oysterlock

Complication

Date, GMT/World Time

Crown

Locking Crown

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Size

40mm – 42mm

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005459
Model #116710LN
Model NameGMT-Master II
Year Producedca. 2011
Serial NumberG30XXXX

Description

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.