Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi 16710 c.2004

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The Watch

The GMT Master was born out of necessity in 1955, when the Pan-Am company needed a watch that could display multiple time zones simultaneously Rolex was able to deliver. Having a watch that kept good time was a must for pilots in those days.

Pan-Am pilots were not the only men in the air wearing these watches, however. NASA, US Air Force pilots and traveling business people all adopted the watch.

Fast forward to 1983, Rolex renamed the GMT Master as the "GMT Master II" and in 1989 the Iconic ref.16710 was introduced and remained a mainstay of the collection until its discontinuance in 2007.
Beating away inside the 40mm Oyster Case is the iconic 3185 automatic movement, which is regarded as one of the best movements Rolex ever produced. This 3185 was fully serviced by Rolex in October 2022.
The Watch retains its beautiful Pepsi Bezel that is completely original to the Watch and has faded to a beautiful pinky hue. It is also accompanied by its Full Set of boxes and paperwork, booklets, swing tags, bezel protector and service receipts and box. 

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The Specs

Age:  2004.
Reference: 16710.
Serial Number: FXXXXXX
Movement: Automatic with GMT and Date Function.
Calibre: 3185.
Timekeeping: Keeping Chronometer Spec time.
Service History: Fully Serviced by Rolex in October 2022.
Dial: Original Rolex Black "Swiss Made" Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel
Case Size: 40mm
Bezel: Wonderful Original Faded Pepsi Bezel.
Water Resistant?: Yes. 100m.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: New Crystal fitted during Service by Rolex.
Crown: New Crown fitted during Service by Rolex for Water Resistance.
Strap/Bracelet: Original Rolex Oyster 78790a Full Size 12 Link Bracelet.
Lug Width: 20mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- That faded Pepsi Bezel is something special!
- Recent Rolex Service.
-  Complete Full Set.
-Engine Turned Bezel.
- The most sturdy Rolex Investment?
Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor Scratches throughout the Original Pepsi Bezel.

Overall the Pepsi is in Supreme condition.
The Case and Bracelet have no marks whatsoever with a fresh factory finish.
The crown was replaced by Rolex during the Service to assure Water Resistance.
Crystal was replaced by Rolex during service.
The bracelet is full length with 12 links.
The Dial is in fantastic condition.
Fantastic Rolex Investment.