Rolex GMT Master 16700 & 16710 cheat sheet

Basic Information

NameRolex GMT MasterRolex GMT Master II
Reference1670016710
Movement31753185
Diameter40mm40mm
Thickness11,8mm12,4
Lug to lug47,5mm47,5
Lug width20mm20mm
MaterialSteelSteel
Water Resistance100m100m
Basic information

The two watches are very similar, but they have a few key differences. The movement of 16710 is more advanced and allows user to move hour & GMT hand independently. The 16700 works like any other watch, except GMT hand completes a single revolution in 24 hours.

There are also other differences: 16700 was never offered with a SEL bracelet, and its manufacturing stopped at 2000 and 16710 came with two movements, cal 3185 and cal 3186.

Features

Feature1670016710
BezelOnly Pepsi / BlackBlack, Pepsi and Coke
TritiumBefore 1998Before 1998
Swiss only/Luminova1998-19991998-1999
Super luminovaNeverAfter 1999
Lug holes AlwaysBefore 2003
Solid end-link braceletNeverAfter 2000
Cal 3186 movementNeverAfter second half in 2007
Rolex GMT Master 16700 with SEL bracelet.

Personal Preference

Despite the fact that I own a 16700, my personal preference is 2001-2003 GMT Master II because:

  • Superluminova
  • SEL bracelet
  • Lug holes

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