The GMT Master II ref. 16710 is one of the most iconic and influential examples of the Rolex’s multi-time zone pilot’s watch. It brought an upgraded case and movement to the line, making it a huge success and leading to its impressive production run of almost twenty years.
The ref. 16710 was then replaced by the ref. 116710 in 2007 as a completely new generation of Rolex GMT-Master II tool watches. When Rolex introduced the newly redesigned GMT-Master II, it signaled a new path – not only for the famous pilot watch, but also for the brand’s sports watches at large. The GMT-Master II was the first Rolex watch to come equipped with the Cerachrom ceramic bezel – a design detail now present on most Rolex models.