2001 Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref. 16710LN) W/ Papers & Hang Tag
The Rolex GMT-Master, a symbol of sophistication and versatility, has a storied history that dates back to 1954. It all started when Rolex received a request from Pan American Airways (Pan Am) to develop a technical pilot's watch capable of displaying two time zones simultaneously. With the advent of commercial transcontinental flights, Pan Am needed a watch for their long-haul international flight crews that would enable them to keep track of time in multiple locations.
GMT, which stands for Greenwich Mean Time, is the universal time standard that regulates the world's clocks and serves as the basis for aviation planning and schedules. The Rolex GMT-Master is equipped with a fourth 24-hour hand that displays the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. This GMT hand allows wearers to set the watch to GMT or any other time zone and then adjust the offset using the rotating 24-hour bezel to display a second timezone. This remarkable feature makes the Rolex GMT-Master a must-have for anyone who frequently travels across multiple time zones, allowing them to keep track of two time zones with ease and precision.
|Glossy Black WG Surrounds
|Rolex 78790A Oyster Bracelet W/ SEL
The impressive case retains its original dimensions and shows strong chamfers and finishing through the lugs, with minimal signs of previous polishing and only gentle signs of honest use present. The original black bezel insert is in exceptional condition, showing no real wear, and has achieved a charming grey fade that elevates the overall aesthetic of the watch. The original "short clasp" Rolex 78790A Oyster bracelet with solid end pieces retains 11 links that display very minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist. The bracelet comes with two additional links as well.
The original glossy black "Swiss Made" luminova dial with white gold surround markers is in flawless condition. The original luminova hands match the dial and are also flawless.
The watch comes with its original Rolex guarantee papers, serialized hangtag, and two extra links. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.