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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Bamford & Sons Black

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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery
Original papers, no original box
Availability
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Expected delivery
10 Mar 2021 - 18 Mar 2021
Payment Method
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This dealer is from Kent, United Kingdom.
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Basic Info

Listing number 9MRCJ3
Brand Rolex
Model GMT-Master II
Reference number 16710
Dealer product code W2918
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Textile
Year of production 2003 (Approximation)
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
Original papers, no original box
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Kent

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber 3185
Base caliber Rolex 3185
Power reserve 48 h
Number of jewels 31

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 40 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Dial Black
Dial numerals No numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Textile
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel

Functions

Date, GMT

Description

Our Rolex GMT Master II, reference 16710, is an early customisation by Bamford & Sons (now Bamford Watch Department). In 2006, a small number of Rolex watches were treated with a PVD black coating to the stainless steel case by George Bamford, who was seeking a more unique look to what was perceived as ubiquitous Rolex sports watches. The first Bamford Rolex have a dial signed "Bamford & Sons." and this is one of them. Fitted to its original Cordura leather backed nato style strap, signed "Bamford & sons", our example is presented in excellent condition with light signs of use but no degradation to the black steel. The strap has some signs of use. When delivered to their first owners, we understand that the Rolex paperwork and steel bracelet were not included, and this is the case with our example. An undated and redacted letter to the original owner from Bamford Watch Department (as the company is now know) is included, confirming that this is a Rolex watch customised by the firm. A presentation box will be included at point of sale along with a period magazine from 2006 (chrono) which features an article about Bamford customised Rolex watches when they were first released. Our example bears a F * serial dating original production by Rolex to 2003/ 2004. Of note, Bamford was the first company to cover and customise Rolex with black, and this success and desirability has spawned a variety of different firms producing similar, including Titan Black, Prohunter and others. This however, is one of the originals, and offers long term collectability as an icon of its era, as well as everyday 'under the radar' versatility, for which it was first intended. Rolex GMT Masters are now widely sought after, and in addition to the fact this is a fabulous foundation for any customisation, this one is quite beautifully executed.

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