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Rolex GMT-MASTER II 18k Yellow Gold-Serti Dial REFERENCE 16718
We are delighted in offering this 18K Rolex GMT-Master II Champagne/Gold Serti dial with 8 diamonds and 3 rubies inset to the hour markers, reference 16718 in excellent condition manufactured circa 2005.
GMT MASTER II SERTI DIAL 16718 DETAILS
The 24-hour bezel, together with the dial and GMT hand, the GMT Master II reference 16718 is capable of tracking three time zones at once.
The bezel features gold inserts, which contrast handsomely with the gold case, Jubilee bracelet. This edition also features a remarkable champagne Serti dial decorated with diamond and ruby hour markers. Originally developed as a pilot's watch, the GMT Master II is now coveted by collectors of all professions.
GMT MASTER HISTORY
The Rolex GMT is the jet-setting icon of the Rolex sports watch family. Like the Rolex Submariner, the Rolex GMT 16718 is sophisticated, rugged, versatile, and beautiful.
In 1954 Pan Am started using the newly designed Boeing 707 which allowed for Pan Am to fly transcontinentally and is said to have started the commercially available jet age. In the same year, Rolex received a request from Pan Am to create a technical pilots watch which indicated two time zones simultaneously that could be issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul transcontinental international flights.
GMT or UTC stands for Greenwich Mean Time or Coordinated Universal Time which is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. GMT or UTC is the time zone that is required for all aviation planning, weather forecasts, schedules, and other paperwork.
The original Rolex GMT Master has a fourth 24-hour hand directly displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand but on a 24-hour scale. This GMT hand enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and, using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel, set to the correct offset thus displaying a second time zone on the 24-hour scale.
This specific 2005 Rolex 18k Yellow Gold GMT Master II Ref. 16718 is an excellent watch for the seamless switch from formal to casual, making it the perfect daily driver for the businessman always on the go. The other convenient feature of the ref 16718 is the quick set date feature of the Rolex movement.
The dial has the original gold hands, and the yellow gold surrounds with inset diamonds and rubies to the hour markers that are all stunning in colour.
The overall condition of the case is very good along with the bezel that is showing consistent signs of ageing.
This 18k Yellow Gold GMT-Master II comes on its original Yellow Gold Jubilee bracelet with concealed clasp, the bracelet is only showing minimal wear and stretch.
This stunning GMT is a full set and is accompanied by its original Rolex -
boxes, manuals, swing tags, warranty/certificate & service papers dated February 2014.
Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.
The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.
The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.
The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.
The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.
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This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.
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