This specific Rolex GMT-Master II reference 16710 is from 1990 (E serial) and comes with its original inner box, outer box, booklets and hangtags. The watch includes full links for its original bracelet with minor stretch. This watch has its original "Pepsi" aluminium bezel which has reached a soft fade. Minimal hairline scratches are seen throughout the watch and there are no dings or dents. It has seen minor polishing but the case remains sharp. The hands are likely service due to the lume still being present but they match the hour marker patina nicely. Sitting at 40mm in diameter, 47mm lug to lug and 12mm in thickness it will fit a wide array of wrists. It is water resistant to 150m and of course it's GMT function is exceptionally great to use when travelling. The movement also allows for a quickset date and hour function. This watch is in full running condition at COSC specifications ready for its new owner.
Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 16710 History:
In 1989 Rolex updated the GMT-Master II line with the reference 16710. This watch featured the new caliber 3185 (based on the base caliber 3135), which was very similar to the previous caliber. The most noticeable difference with the updated model was the slimmer case. This change in profile of the watch was welcomed by buyers, who had felt that the thickness of the ‘Fat Lady’s’ case was too much. The watch was a huge success and remained in the brand’s line up for 18 years until 2007.