Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex GMT Master 16700. The GMT Master 16700 was released by Rolex in 1988 and was initially on sale alongside the slightly more expensive Rolex GMT Master II 16710. The Rolex GMT Master 16700 was eventually discontinued in 1999. Unlike the Rolex GMT Master II 16710, the 16700 was only available with Blue/Red (BLRO) "Pepsi" and or all black (LN) bezel inserts. The Rolex GMT Master 16700 was powered bu the Rolex calibre 3175 automatic movement.
The Rolex GMT Master 16700 was in production from 1988 until 1999 and was available with the iconic red/blue "Pepsi" bezel insert or all black version - the red/black "Coke" bezel was not an option. From launch until 1999, the Rolex GMT Master 16700 was offered alongside the Rolex GMT Master II 16710. The two watches were almost identical however the 16700 was powered by the slightly simpler Rolex calibre 3175 automatic movement without quickset. The GMT Master II 16710 was powered by the Rolex calibre 3185 automatic movement with GMT hand and quickset functions. Most Rolex GMT Master 16700 watches were originally fitted with SWISS T25 dials with tritium hour markers and hands however the very last produced were fitted with "SWISS" only dials.
The Rolex GMT Master 16700 is powered by the caliber 3175, a certified Chronometer with 31 jewels. The calibre 3175 was first announced by Rolex in 1988 and featured an additional GMT hand. This hand was not independently controlled and followed the hour hand at a -2 ratio. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 48 hours.
Our collection of pre-owned, used & second hand Rolex GMT Master watches include the 16700. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex GMT Master II 16700 and unless there is a valid reason, ALL our Rolex GMT Master II watches will include their original boxes and papers. When buying any Rolex GMT Master II you need to ensure you are getting the very best example with as much of the original paraphernalia as possible. You should always look for a Rolex GMT Master II that is complete with its original inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate or card, manuals, hang tags and if possible original sales receipt. For more information on how to buy a Rolex GMT Master from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex GMT Master 16700 on finance, head over to the information section.