Rolex 16700 GMT Master ‘Pepsi’

8 Posted by - juli 30, 2017 - Watches

Rolex 16700 GMT Master ‘Pepsi’

This iconic watch is a Rolex 16700 GMT Master with Pepsi bezel inlay and it’s currently for sale at Watchworks Haarlem. 

Some background information about the Rolex GMT 16700: 

Production Period: 1988-1999 
Model Name: Rolex GMT Master 
Caliber: 3175, 28800A/h, hacking, quickset (direct)
Pressure proof to 100m/330ft
Bracelet: Oyster 78360 and 78790 (Oysterlock starting 1989), JubilĂ© 62510
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Indexes: Tritium up to U-Series 1997: T<25 dial
Luminova starting 1998: Swiss dial (variant: Luminova on T<25 dial)

Back in 1988 the Ref. 16700 replaced the Ref. 16750. The Ref. 16700 was cheaper compared to the Ref. 16710 which got introduced at the same time.
The caliber 3175 (same functions as the 3075) had still the non-independant hourhand which was the main difference between the Ref. 16700 and the Ref. 16710.

New introduced with this watch:
Sapphire crystal
White gold indexes (altough some predecessors (Ref. 16750) were also already equipped with these).
New case

Date-wheel has vintage open numbers until 1992/1993.

Only available in Stainless Steel.
Bezel colors:
BLRO, Blue/Red aka Pepsi (bleu/rouge), (Bezel 315-16700-6)
LN, Black, (Bezel 315-16700-1)


Rolex 16700 GMT Master 'Pepsi'

The source for the background information on the Rolex 16700 GMT Master is: GMT Master History