The Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN captivates with understatement and favourable prices.
Buy 116710LN - the “mother model” of the GMT-Master II series
The Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN
shines as a multi-talent. As it can display several time zones simultaneously
, it is the perfect accessory for frequent travellers and internationals. It has made a name for itself as a collector's item. As a classic pilot's watch, it is closely associated with the American luxury airline Pan Am. Characteristics of the well-known two-coloured GMT-Masters collection include the Rolex 116710BLNR
known as Batman. In comparison, the 116710LN
is more restrained with its full black bezel
, but it is both elegant and sporty at the same time.
Rolex luxury watches are constantly increasing in value. With careful maintenance
, they are a great investment
in the long run. The timeless classic - GMT-Master II 116710LN - will never lose its attractiveness and its steadily increasing value is also noticeable in the resale of used watches. Due to this fact, financing is an attractive alternative to direct purchase.
3 Reasons to buy a pre-owned Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN
- Stylish with the classic design of the basic version.
- GMT function is beneficial to both frequent and non flyers.
- Super Case and Maxi Dial gives the watch its presence.
The Rolex 116710 LN introduces the Super Case and Maxi Dial to the series
also impresses on ground level with its elegant design and the highest level of wearing comfort, setting new visual standards. With the Super Case launched in 2005, Rolex still sticks nominally to the 40 mm width of the case. But the bulky physique, with its robust sides and a wider crown protection
make it closer in appearance to a 42 mm case
The robust Oyster case is made of 904L stainless steel
, which is often used in industrial chemical production or construction in aviation thanks to its high resistance to corrosion. It provides optimum protection for its sensitive interior against dust, dirt, rain and vibrations.
In the inner part there is a clock-safe calibre 3186
movement with a self-winding mechanism. It is equipped with a Parachrome-spiral, which compensates temperature changes and vibrations up to 10 times better than conventional spirals.
The Cerachrom-rotating bezel
has 24-hour graduation. An additional clock hand allows the pilot to set his home time and easily keep an eye on both time zones. Unlike other models, the hour clock hand can be adjusted independently of the minute and second hands through the crown of the winding mechanism. This guarantees the best possible handling.
The dial is kept in elegant black and the hour dots are made of white gold and are significantly bigger. These characteristics give the watch greater volume and quickly established it as the Maxi Dial. It is equipped with a date magnifier, a classic distinctive Rolex feature. Its magnification with a factor of 2.5 can still not be reproduced by imitators and provides a good identification of authenticity among Rolex watch. The polished stainless-steel bracelet does not yet have the available Glidelock system. However, with the Easy Link, it offers the possibility of extending it by 5 mm with a click, making it easy to wear over a shirt.
Comparison of the Rolex 116710LN with other models of the series
Since the 116710LN is the basic version of the GMT-Master II, it is a good idea to compare it with other models before you decide to buy a Rolex 116710LN. The GMT function described above is common with all models, but varies in appearance and calibre. Due to the high demand, the original prices have rapidly grown. However, you can still find a bargain among pre-owned GMT-Master II watches. Our online shop offers you a broad overview at comparably low prices. Closer details can be seen in the table below.
ROLEX GMT-MASTER II 116710LN watches in comparison to other models
We also compare the Rolex 116710LN
with the Rolex Submariner 116610LN
and the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
. The case of all three models is made of robust stainless steel. Uncomplicated in maintenance, it is characterized by outstanding durability under extreme conditions. The GMT-Master II 116710LN and the Submariner are both Rolex models and therefore appear similar at first glance. The Speedmaster comes from the house Omega and differs in optics and functionality from the other two models.
Rolex 116710LN vs. Omegas Seamaster Planet Ocean 600 M GMT
At the same time as the GMT-Master II was launched, Omega also introduced a series that would soon become their new flagship. The Seamaster Planet Ocean
looks back on Omega's legendary history and interprets it in a classic and modern design. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT (reference number: 18.104.22.168.01.001
) which was launched in 2018, is especially a good choice for comparison.
The Seamaster is equipped with a 43.5 mm wide case made entirely of stainless-steel, a helium valve, 600 m water resistance and a fluorescent, easily readable dial. These are all the features you would expect from a professional diver's watch. In contrast to other diving watches, the bezel can be rotated in both directions as is the case with the 116710LN.
The sapphire crystal back case gives view to the automatic movement with Co-Axial calibre 8605, which guarantees a power reserve of up to 60 hours. The Co-Axial escapement protects the watch from wear and tear, meaning the watch requires less maintenance.
The Rolex 116710LN is not designed as a diver's watch and cannot compete with the Planet Ocean GMT which is designed for this exact purpose. However, since only very few people wear a GMT for diving, it is more a matter of design. The orange accents on the dial gives the Planet Ocean GMT a sporty look. The Rolex 116710LN is more classic and discreet and is better worn with a suit. With an RRP of €6,300, the Planet Ocean GMT is significantly cheaper than the Rolex 116710LN, which starts with at an RRP of €7,650.
Rolex 116710LN vs Submariner 116610LN
While the 116710LN was developed for use in the air, the Submariner 116610LN
has its origin in diving.
The difference which sticks out immediately is the graduation of the bezel: thanks to the fast setting and automatic timing, the Rolex 116710LN comfortably switches between two time zones. In addition to the second, minute and hour clock hands, an extra hand points to the 24-hour bezel, which should be set to the home time, enabling the frequent traveller to make a smooth transition between the two time zones.
The Submariner's bezel, on the other hand, shows dive and decompression time. Since it is designed as a diver's watch, it is water-resistant at diving depths of up to 300 m, whereas the Rolex 116710LN is only water-resistant at diving depths of up to 100 m. The Rolex 116710LN is also water-resistant at diving depths of up to 100 m. The watch can be used as a diving watch.
The Submariner is equipped with calibre 3135, the Rolex 116710LN with a calibre 3186.
Rolex 116710LN vs Omega speedmaster Moonwatch
The Omega Speedmaster has made a name for itself as the "Moon Watch". On Buzz Aldrin's wrist she travelled to the moon in 1969
and was part of all six moon missions. With a diameter of 42 mm, her case is slightly larger than that of the Rolex 116710LN. Both have a shiny black bezel. While the bezel of the Rolex 116710LN has a second time zone, the Speedmaster has a tachymeter scale graduated into it, with which you can measure your own speed. This makes it a popular watch in aviation as well as in racing. Since the Speedmaster was designed for use in space where gravity does not exist, it is equipped with a manual winding system unlike the GMT-Master II. Moreover, the Speedmaster has three sub dials on which, in addition to the small second, a 30-minute and 12-hour counter work together with the tachymeter.
From the PAN AM pilot's watch to a collector's item
The GMT-Master II 116710LN is a noble model with date display manufactured by Rolex.
Being the official watch of the Pan Am pilots, it has recognition value and quickly became a classic timepiece. Due to the expansion of the airline network in the 1950s, pilots suddenly had to regularly keep track of the changing time zones. The GMT-Master (6542
) released in 1954, was the perfect answer. Its characteristic red-blue bezel quickly helped to gain popularity. Therefore, it became the official watch of several transcontinental airlines, including the well-known airline Pan American Airways, better known as Pan Am. Also, in the 1960s, the GMT-Master made flight history
when it was accelerated to supersonic speed on Concord's final test flights, worn on the wrists of the test pilots André Turcat and Brian Trubshaw.
All modern watches by Rolex have the typical Oyster case. Like an oyster shell, it reliably protects the movement from external influences and the Rolex 116710LN is water-resistant at a diving depth of 100 metres.