Coke Vs Pepsi is not an option for current buyers of the current Rolex GMT-Master II. This black and red bezel combination has not made it to the modern era of ceramic bezels despite the popularity of its original production from 1983-2007.
This 16710 model dates from 1991, a time when Rolex moved from its origins as a producer of tool watches, to a producer of luxury goods. The lume plots are no longer applied directly to the dial but are instead set in white gold, adding depth to the dial and a high-end luster that older GMT-Masters lacked. This model has a slight scuff on the white gold minute hand, but all the tritium has started to patina to a beautiful cream color without any cracks, which required 30 years of patience and luck to achieve. The aluminum bezel is in overall great shape for its age and is starting to show some patina on the lower red half. The classic lug hole case is in good shape and so is the oyster bracelet.