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Rolex "Pepsi" GMT Master II
By Rolex
Located in Braintree, GB
Rolex "Pepsi" GMT Master II, comes with full set of documents and box. Gender: Men Model : Oyster Precision Case Diameter : 40 mm Movement: Automatic Watchband Material: Steel Case ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex GMT-Master II Watch 16713
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex GMT-Master II Watch 16713 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel with 18k yellow gold bezel with black insert. Black dial with lumino...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II Watch 116710BLNR
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
This is the Rolex GMT-Master II, reference number 116710BLNR. The watch boasts a stainless steel Oyster case that is water-resistant to 100 meters. The case measures 40 mm in diamet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II "BatmanWatch" 116710BLNR
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
This is the Rolex GMT-Master II, reference number 116710BLNR, nicknamed the "Batman" for it's highly recognizable black and blue bezel. The watch boasts a stainless steel Oyster cas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 16710, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #:16710. Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Mens Automatic Watch Coke Bezel Stainless Steel 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Black Gmt-Master Ii 126710blnr Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand - Rolex Model - GMT-Master II Ref Number - 126710BLNR “Batgirl” Dial - Black Bezel - Black and Blue Ceramic Movement - Automatic Includes - Watch and Card
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Black GMT-Master II 126710LBRO Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand - Rolex Model - Pepsi 126710LBRO Dial - Black Bezel - Blue and Red Bracelet - Jubilee Stainless Steel Movement - Automatic Includes - Watch and Card
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007995 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: Date Model Number: 16710 Age: 13-11-2002 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box & Guarantee Dial: Bl...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002717 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116710 Age: 2017 Gender: Men Complete With: Xupes Presentation Box Dial: Black Bato...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 16710, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #:16710. Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Mens Automatic Watch Coke Bezel Stainless Steel 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 116713, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #: 116713. Mens Swiss Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 16710, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #: 16710. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 1675, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #: 1675. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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Vintage 1970s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 16710, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #: 16710. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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1990s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 16710, Black Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #: 16710. Mens Automatic Self Wind Watch Stainless Steel Black 40 MM. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Mens Watch 116713
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Mens Watch 116713. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. 18k ye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex GMT Master II Error Dial Steel Men's Watch 16710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Error Dial Steel Mens 40mm Watch 16710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Bid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: W007862 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116710LN Age: 2020 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Guarantee Manual, Swing Tag ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007865 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: Date Model Number: 116710LN Age: 17-07-2020 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Hol...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 'Bamford & Sons', Ref 16710, Excellent Condition
By Rolex
Located in Canterbury, GB
Our Rolex GMT Master II, reference 16710, is an early customisation by Bamford & Sons (now Bamford Watch Department). In 2006, a small number of Rolex watches were treated with a PVD...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Men's Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Xupes Reference: COM002709 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116713LN Age: 16-02-2019 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN, Silver Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #:116710LN. Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Men Watch Automatic Stainless Black 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN; White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #:116710LN. Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Men Watch Automatic Stainless Black 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN, Blue Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II Reference #:116710LN. Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Men Watch Automatic Stainless Black 40mm. Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 16713 18 Karat and Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II in 18k & stainless steel on a Jubilee bracelet. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and dual time. 40 mm case size. With papers. Ref 16713. Circa 1989 Fine Pre-owned Role...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713 Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II in 18k yellow gold & stainless steel with ceramic bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and dual time. 40 mm case size. Ref 116713. **Bank wire only at this price** ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT, Master II 126710 BLRO Stainless Steel Men's Watch "Pepsi"
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex GMT - Master II 126710 BLRO Stainless Steel Men's Watch " Pepsi " - Automatic winding; 31 Jewels. Stainless steel case with 24-Hour Rotatable, Red and Blue Cerachrom Ceramic Be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Bezel Jubilee Steel Mens Watch 126710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Bezel Jubilee Steel Mens Watch 126710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Red Coke Bezel Mens Watch 16710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Red Coke Bezel Mens Watch 16710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Bidi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Black Red Coke Bezel Men's Watch 16710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Red Coke Bezel Mens Watch 16710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crown. Bidi...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex 116759SA 18 Karat White Gold GMT-Master II Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 116759SA Model: GMT-Master II Case Material: 18k White gold Case Diameter: 40mm Crystal: Sapphire crystal Bezel: Factory unidirectional Sapphire and Diamond Bezel D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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White Gold

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710 Ceramic Black Bezel Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Brand: Rolex Model Name: GMT Master II Model Number: 116710 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 40 mm Case Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Men's Stainless Steel 'Batman' Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002831 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116710BLNR Age: 43323 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals & Guarantee Di...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Men's Stainless Steel 'Batman' Watch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: W007916 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 116710BLNR Age: 41285 Gender: Men Complete With: Rolex Box, Manuals, Card Holder & G...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Men Watch Automatic Stainless Black
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Ceramic Men Watch Automatic Stainless Black 40mm
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 16710T Pepsi Men's Automatic Watch Stainless Black Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710T Pepsi Men's Automatic Watch Stainless Black Dial 40MM
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Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Men's Automatic Watch Coke Bezel Stainless Steel
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Mens Automatic Watch Coke Bezel Stainless Steel 40mm
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16710 Blue/red Bezel
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex GMT-Master II Stainless Steel Men's Watch 16710 Blue/red Bezel - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case; rotating bezel with blue/red be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a cro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Men's Watch 116710 Box Papers
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 116710 Box Papers. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II in stainless steel with ceramic bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds and date. 40 mm case size. With box. Ref 116710LN. Circa 2010. Fine Pre-owned Rolex Watch. Certified ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Mens Watch 116713 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Mens Watch 116713 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on a crow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN 18 Karat and Steel Auto Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II in 18k & stainless steel with ceramic bezel. Auto w/ sweep seconds, date and dual time. 40 mm case size. With box and papers. Ref 116713LN. **Bank Wire Only at th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Oyster Bracelet Men's Watch 16713
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Yellow Gold Steel Oyster Bracelet Mens Watch 16713. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo on ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Batman Blue Black Ceramic Bezel Steel Watch 116710. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40.0 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Ref. 116710 Sapphire, Ruby & Diamond Stainless Steel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: GMT - Master II Model Number: 116710 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 40 mm Case Material: Stainless Steel Bezel: Custom Gemstones: Sapphires, Diamonds...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II MKII Fat Lady Coke Stainless Steel 16760 Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Reference: W6053 Manufacturer: Rolex Model: GMT-Master II Model Reference: 16760 Age: Circa 1984 Gender: Men's Box and Papers: Box Only Dial: Black Other Glass: Sapphire Crystal Move...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II Batman Ceramic Steel Jubilee Bracelet Watch 126710BLNR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a round shape f...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Men's Watch A Serial Swiss Only with Dial Box
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Mens Watch A Serial Swiss Only W/Dial Box 40mm
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi Bezel Stainless Steel Men's Jubilee Watch 126710BLRO
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
This Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO Pepsi Blue & Red Bezel Stainless Steel Automatic Watch features a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic. Desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT-Master II 126711CHNR Black Dial Root Beer Bezel Oyster Bracelet
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex 126711 GMT-Master II 40mm Root Beer Black Dial Black/Brown Ceramic Bezel Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Launched in 1954, the GMT Master (GMT = Greenwich Mean Time) was designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex GMT Master II Black Blue Batman Jubilee Men's Watch 126710 Box Card
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex GMT Master II Black Blue Batman Jubilee Mens Watch 126710 Box Card. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel case 40 mm in diameter. Rolex logo o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch 126710BLNR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Excellent Condition. Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl Steel Black Dial Automatic Men's Watch. Comes with a 2019 Rolex Card. This Beautiful Timepiece Features: Stainless Steel Ca...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi Ceramic Steel Automatic Men’s Black Watch 126710BLRO
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
This brand new Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO is a beautiful men's timepiece that is powered by mechanical (automatic) movement which is cased in a stainless steel case. It has a rou...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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Gmt Master Ii For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate gmt master ii for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Stainless Steel, Gold and Steel. Find an antique version now, or shop for 26 vintage or 60 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Finding the perfect gmt master ii may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 20th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. While most can agree that any gmt master ii from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 4 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a baguette cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes round cut alternatives. Most of our gmt master ii for sale are for men, but there are 15 pieces available to browse for women.

How Much is a Gmt Master Ii?

On average, a gmt master ii at 1stDibs sells for $16,771, while they’re typically $10,846 on the low end and $10,846 for the highest priced versions of this item.

rolex Biography and Important Works

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Watches for You

Records show that, in Europe, by the 16th century, it was high time for portable clock devices.

While wall-mounted time tellers and grandfather clocks were much more convenient than the sundials of ancient history, watches were becoming crucial for an increasingly connected society whose members learned that the latest advancements in technology meant they could carry devices that kept time to within a minute a day. Tragically, the first pocket watches — albeit an improvement on the accessories that preceded them, which dangled from a chain worn around the neck — didn’t help much as far as accuracy or portability. Focused on style over substance, the upper class frequently carried lavish pieces that ran hours behind. 

Modern-day timepieces are fashionable and functional. Watches have also migrated from owners’ pockets to their wrists. In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, watches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner

Indeed, although exceedingly practical, the watches of today are far from bland. Bulgari’s iconic Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional watches. You’ll always know what time it is because you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from your new accessory. 

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, many are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist. 

When shopping for a watch, it’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors. 

Find exactly what you’re looking for in an unparalleled collection of antique, new and vintage watches on 1stDibs — we promise it will be worth your time.