If you allow me once more, I will cheat a bit with the cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16700. This is the last of the GMT-Master references before it was completely replaced by the GMT-Master II. Rolex produced this famous last reference from 1988 until 1999. As you can read in my article about the best Rolex replica watches from the 1980s, the brand already introduced the GMT-Master II in 1983. So for a little over 15 years, the Swiss copy Rolex GMT-Master and GMT-Master II were both part of the collection. As the GMT-Master II was the updated version with the added functionality of the independently adjustable GMT hand, Rolex positioned the Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16700 replica online as the more affordable alternative.
While the first 1:1 fake Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16760, also known as “The Fat Lady,” or its 1989 successor, the ref. 16710 might be more practical; I would like to salute the original GMT-Master. I’m all about practicality when it comes to watches, but there is something special about this ref. 16700. It’s the last of the original GMT-Masters dating all the way back to the first model from 1953. Now, as some of you know, I love a beaten top Swiss replica Rolex GMT-Master ref. 1675. It’s one of the few watches I love seeing with substantial wear and tear. The great thing is that the ref. 16700 also develops that vintage charm. It came with the choice of the aluminum blue and red “Pepsi” bezel or the fully black bezel. Especially in the case of the Pepsi bezel, colors will fade, and combined with the tritium lume that was used until 1997; it will look incredibly cool.
The last of the true super clone Rolex GMT-Masters
But best quality replica Rolex also updated the GMT-Master technically. Inside the 40mm stainless steel case, Rolex equipped the watch with the modern Caliber 3175 that operated at 28,800vph and came with 31 jewels and a power reserve of 48 hours. The automatic movement features hacking seconds and the comfort of a quickset date. Additionally, the watch was the first AAA quality copy Rolex GMT-Master reference equipped with a sapphire crystal replacing the acrylic crystals of the past. While that definitely takes away some of its original charms, it also gives you fewer headaches as a daily wearer.
While I am not much of a purist overall when it comes to luxury replica watches for sale, with the GMT-Master, I am. I am all about the blue and red Pepsi bezel. The same goes for the practical inconvenience of using the GMT function on this watch. Because where the GMT-Master II saw an update in that functionality, this Swiss made fake Rolex GMT-Master ref. 16700 kept the use of the hour hand and the 24-hour hand in sync, just like the original GMT’s that had been in existence since the 1950s. It means you have to use the bezel to show the second time zone. That is a great part of the original story and the interaction you have with the watch and exactly why I picked it. Prices for the last of the original Rolex GMT-Masters copy for men are between roughly €10K–€16K, which is very substantial. But it comes with a special story.