Rolex Error Dial GMT ref. 16710 with Box & Papers

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 2007

Reference number: 16710

Serial number: Z612xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A modern collectable with all the charm of its vintage predecessors, this watch remains in mint original condition. This represents one of the last examples of the GMT Master II before Rolex switched to the current version and is quite a rare find: note the absence of the serifs over the “II”. The watch is accompanied by the original box & papers. 40mm. Stock 43421


Joshua Bonifas


The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.


As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones. For the first time it became important to know the time in various places in the world, simultaneously. It was the dawn of the jet age, and Rolex responded with a watch to match the spirit of the times.