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ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710: Our 5 Minute Review

by Paul Symonds January 07, 2021 4 min read

ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710: Our 5 Minute Review | Swiss Watch Trader

OUR 5 MINUTE REVIEW OF THE ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710

Sit back and read our 5 minute review of the Rolex GMT Master II 16710. The GMT Master II 16710 was released by Rolex in 1989 and was initially on sale alongside the slightly cheaper Rolex GMT Master 16700. The Rolex GMT Master II 16710 evolved throughout its production until it was finally replaced by the Rolex GMT Master II 116710 in 2007. All versions of the now iconic Rolex GMT Master II 16710 featured a black dial, red GMT hand and were available with either Blue/Red (BLRO) "Pepsi", Red/Black "Coke", or all black (LN) bezel inserts.

OUR ROLEX GMT MASTER REVIEWS

 

ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710 - PEPSI/COKE/BLACK BEZEL

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

The Rolex GMT Master II 16710 was in production from 1989 until 2007 and was available with the iconic red/blue "Pepsi" bezel insert, black/red "Coke" insert or all black version. From launch until 1999, the Rolex GMT Master II 16710 was offered alongside the Rolex GMT Master 16700The two watches were almost identical however the 16700 was powered by the Rolex calibre 3175 automatic movement and was not available with Red/Black "Coke" bezel. The GMT Master II 16710 was powered by the Rolex calibre 3185 automatic movement with GMT hand and quick set functions. Prior to 1999 the GMT Master II 16710 was fitted with a SWISS T25 dial which featured Tritium hour markers and hands. In 1999 watches were fitted with the "SWISS" only dial and from 2000 onwards all watches with fitted with SWISS MADE dials with SuperLuminova hour markers and hands. The last of the 16710’s were fitted with the calibre 3186 automatic movement. 

 

Brand: Rolex
Model Name: GMT Master II
Model Number: 16710
Case Size: 40mm
Case Material: 904L Stainless Steel
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3135/3186
Depth Rating: 100m
Bezel:
Bidirectional Anodized Aluminium - 120 Click
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Glass: Sapphire Crystal with Cyclops

 

ROLEX GMT Master II 16710 - T25 TRITIUM DIAL: 1989 - 1998

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Serial Numbers: R, L, E, X, N, C, S, W, T, U
Case:
40mm stainless steel case with lug holes
Dial:
Black - "SWISS - T<25" - Tritium Indices & Hands
Bezel:
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Movement:
Rolex Calibre 3185, Quickset, GMT
Bracelet:
Rolex Oyster 78790

 

ROLEX GMT Master II 16710 - "SWISS" ONLY DIAL: 1999

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Serial Numbers: A
Case:
40mm stainless steel case with lug holes
Dial:
Black - "SWISS" - LumiNova Indices & Hands
Bezel:
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Movement:
Rolex Calibre 3185, Quickset, GMT
Bracelet:
Rolex Oyster 78790

 

ROLEX GMT Master II 16710 - "SWISS MADE" DIAL: 2000 - 2004

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Serial Numbers: P, K, Y
Case:
40mm stainless steel case with lug holes
Dial:
Black - "SWISS made" - SuperLumiNova Indices & Hands
Bezel:
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Movement:
Rolex Calibre 3185, Quickset Date, GMT
Bracelet:
Rolex Oyster 78790

 

ROLEX GMT Master II 16710: 2004 - 2007

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Serial Numbers: F, D, Z
Case:
40mm stainless steel case - No lug holes
Dial:
Black - "SWISS MADE" - SuperLumiNova Indices & Hands
Bezel:
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Movement:
Rolex Calibre 3185, Quickset, GMT
Bracelet:
Rolex Oyster 78790

 

ROLEX GMT Master II 16710 - 3186 MOVEMENT: 2007

Rolex GMT Master II 16710

Serial Numbers: M, V
Case:
40mm stainless steel case -No lug holes
Dial:
Black - "SWISS MADE" - SuperLumiNova Indices & Hands
Bezel:
Blue/Red - BLRO - "Pepsi"
LN - Black
Black/Red - "Coke"
Movement:
Rolex Calibre 3186, Quickset, GMT
Bracelet:
Rolex Oyster 78790

 

ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710: 3185 / 3186 MOVEMENT

Rolex GMT Master II 16710 - 3186 Movement

The Rolex GMT Master II 16710 is powered by the caliber 3185, a certified Chronometer with 31 jewels. The calibre 3135 was first announced by Rolex in 1989 and featured anindependently-adjustable GMT hand. The rotor that powers this movement is bidirectional and when fully wound the movement will have a power reserve of 50 hours. The Rolex caliber 3185 was used in the Rolex Explorer II 16570 between 1989-2006 and the Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 between 1989 and 2005. The last of the Rolex GMT Master II 16710's were powered by the updated calibre 3186 movement.

 

BUYING A PRE-OWNED ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710

Our collection of pre-owned, used & second hand Rolex GMT Master II watches include the 16710. At Swiss Watch Trader we specialise in selling only the very best examples of the classic Rolex GMT Master II 16710 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 II from Swiss Watch Trader and the the services we offer including buying a Rolex GMT Master II 16710 on finance, head over to the information section.

Want to know more about the Rolex GMT Master II 16710? Why not read our article on the History of the Rolex GMT Master which as well at the 16710, details a brief history of the many versions of the Rolex GMT Master since its release in 1954. For more information on other Rolex watch models including the Sea Dweller, Daytona and Explorer, head over to the News & Reviews section. Please get in touch if you have any questions about any of our new, used, pre-owned and second hand Rolex GMT Master II watches.

 

VIEW OUR ROLEX GMT MASTER II 16710 WATCHES FOR SALE

Contact Us today if you have a question about any of our Rolex GMT Master II 16710 watches for sale - we will be happy to help!

Paul Symonds
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