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Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116718

$42,995

Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm GMT-Master II, Black Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 116718

Rolex first introduced the GMT-Master in 1955 through a partnership with Pan-Am Airlines in an attempt to aid their pilots with a watch that could easily display two time zones at once. Since then Rolex has continued to make variations and improvements on that original GMT-Master. The GMT-Master II was first introduced in 1983 known as the ‘Fat Lady’ for its robust case thickness. It was with the 16710 reference that brought another update which featured a much slimmer case design, hedging the way to the reference we have here. This GMT-Master II with its 40mm 18k yellow gold case flashes a black dial with date reference at the 3 hour, and a green GMT hand. The case has an 18k yellow gold bi-directional rotating bezel with 24 hour black ceramic insert. Powering this timepiece is Rolex’s own self winding 3186 caliber movement with 50 hours of power reserve. Attached to the case is an 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp. With all its changes over the years this GMT-Master II is still designed to make an amazing travel companion on those long transcontinental travels.

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Additional information

Band Material

18k Yellow Gold

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Rotating, Bi-directional, 18k Yellow Gold, 24-Hour

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

3186

Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

Case Size

40mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date, GMT/World Time

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0005436
Model #116718
Model NameGMT-Master II
Year Producedca. 2012
Serial NumberG4XXXXX

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.