Saturday, January 30, 2016

Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Ref 16710

Rolex GMT Master is one of the best Seller Daytona, Submariner and GMT Maser.

There is numerous supporters  on  GMT Master and the Black Blue is likely one if your best choice amongst all Rolex Entire collection.

There has been a launch of GMT Master “Pepsi” with a White Gold Version in 2014

(Ref 116719BLRO).  Since the launch of this White Gold version, the stainless Pepsi had gained the notice of many people and their price was up in these two years. It might be a good choice for you if you can find a excellent condition GMT master II such as Ref 16170. 

Rolex 16170

Production Period: 1989-2007

Model  Name: Rolex GMT Master II

Caliber: 3185 (late models with 3186), 28800A/h, hacking, quickset (24-hour-hand)

Pressure proof to 100m/330ft

Bracelet: Oyster 78360 and 78790 (Oysterlock), Jubilé 62510

Glass: Sapphire crystal

Bezel: Anodized aluminum, 120 clicks


Tritium (until 1997): T<25 dial

Luminova (1998/99): Swiss dial

Superluminova (2000-2007): Swiss made dial

 The Ref. 16710 replaced 1989 the Ref. 16760 featuring a new, but identical functioning caliber and a slimmer design.

 Variant: Luminova on a T<25 dial (1998)


1997/2000: Tritium -> Luminova -> Superluminova

 2000: Solid end link bracelet introduced (SEL).

 2003: Laser crown introduced.

 2003: No holes case starting (late Y-series).

 2007: New certificate (plastic/credit card size) introduced (Z-series).

Late 2007: Caliber 3186 instead of 3185 (late Z-series and the M-series). 

Available with three different bezels:  

Red/Black aka Coke (Bezel 315-16760-7)

BLRO, Blue/Red aka Pepsi (bleu/rouge), (Bezel 315-16700-6)

LN, Black (lunette noire), (Bezel 315-16700-1)

Other variants:

Ref. 16713 steel/yellow gold aka Tigerauge (Eye of the Tiger) (Bezel: 315-16713-5 or 315-16718-1); Oysterbracelet 78363 and 78793 (Oysterlock), Jubilébracelet 62523

Ref. 16718 yellow gold (Bezel 315-16718-3); Oysterbracelet 7206/8 and 78798 (Oysterlock), Jubilébracelet 8386/8

Currently a Full Set Mint Condition  Red Blue Pepsi Ref 16710 is about HKD$120,000 to HKD$150,000

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