***Delta Force*** 2007 Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16710) "Error Dial" W/ Box, Papers + Full Military Provenance
This 2007 Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16710) was owned and used in combat by a member of the U.S. Army's elite 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. also known as "Delta Force," Delta Force is officially known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) and is one of the U.S. special missions units primarily focused on the counter-terrorism mission, Delta Force is an elite special operations force of the United States Army, under the operational control of Joint Special Operations Command also known as "JSOC". Delta Force is tasked with specialized missions involving counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, direct action, and special reconnaissance, often against high-value targets. Delta Force and it's Navy and Air Force counterparts, DEVGRU and 24th Special Tactics Squadron, are the U.S. military's primary Tier 1 special mission units tasked with performing the most complex, classified, and dangerous missions directed by the National Command Authority.
Original owner wearing the Rolex GMT while in afganastan with 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
This specific Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16710) was purchased in 2008 in Pinehurst NC at Reeds Jewelers who is the official Rolex AD which is close to Fort Bragg, NC which is the Garrison/HQ of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. The watch accompanied the original owner during his two tours in Afghanistan as Seargent First Class in which the original owner was the recipient of 3 Bronze Stars, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart among many others. The watch comes with the original owner's impressive service record as well as its original inner and outer boxes, the original sales receipt, the original warranty letter from Reeds Jewelers, the original instruction booklets, and the original Rolex serialized paperwork in the name of the original owner.
Rolex 16710 Stick Dial VS. Rolex 16710 Roman Dial
This Rolex GMT ref. 16710 possesses an uncommon dial variant known as an "Error Dial" or "Stick Dial" which refers to the font used for the "two" in GMT-MASTER 2. The "two" on the dial is displayed as two "sticks" or II, as opposed to the traditional Roman numeral symbol.
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time - the time zone that regulates world clocks and is required for all aviation planning and schedules. The Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand that directly displays the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. The addition of this GMT hand enabled crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotating 24-hour scale bezel, correct the offset to display a second-time zone on the 24-hour scale. This feature is just as useful today, allowing the modern traveler to easily keep track of his home time zone, no matter how far he may have journeyed.
This modern classic is absolutely stunning and would make a great stand-alone piece or a great addition to an existing collection!
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The case and bracelet remain unpolished, showing honest wear from use. The original coke insert also shows some signs of use but remains in original condition. The original Rolex 78790A Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp retains 12 links and exhibits some stretch from use.
The "error" or "Stick" dial remains in a flawless condition free from any blemishes or marks. The luminova filled plots and hands also remain fully intact without any degradation or discoloration.
The watch comes with full military provenance as well as its original sales receipt, a letter from the original Rolex AD, original inner and outer Rolex boxes, instruction booklets, and original guarantee paper named with the original owner. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec, back by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.