When fake Rolex launched the newest redesigned GMT-Master II in 2015, it marked a new path. Not only the famous pilot watches but also the brand’s sports watches. The Rolex GMT-Master II Replica is the first Rolex watch with a Cerachrom ceramic bezel. Nowadays most Rolex professional models have design details. While it is undeniable that the ultra-modern ceramic bezel is attractive, the classic aluminum bezel of the GMT-Master II has a completely different charm. Let’s compare the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 with the 16710 to see if any of the models can claim to have a better baffle.
Copy Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 Vs. 16710: Aluminum or Cerachrom?
For decades, aluminum has been the material of choice for the luxury Rolex’s bezels on GMT-Master (and other models). Although the aluminum bezel set looks great and has many colors to choose from, they do fade away over time and become very scratched by normal wear and tear.
To solve this problem, the Rolex replica factory developed the Cerachrom bezel – one of the brand’s most important design innovations to date. The Cerachrom bezel is made of hard ceramic to prevent fading and scratching. More importantly, unlike the aluminum frame with printed numbers, the mark on the Cerachrom border is engraved on the ceramic, filled with platinum or gold, and then polished with diamonds. The resulting effect is a bezel that provides a dreamy sheen and maintains its decades of legibility and aesthetics.
However, there is one important detail to consider when deciding between the aluminum bezel and Cerachrom – maintenance costs. In the case of damage, the replacement cost of the aluminum baffle is much cheaper than Cerachrom.
Imitation Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 Vs. 16710: Bezel Color Options
Rolex produces GMT-Master II ref. 16710 from the late 1980s to the mid-2000s, the 16710 was inlaid with an aluminum bezel. During this time, this fake watch has three different bezel colors to choose from. This is the classic red and blue “Pepsi Cola” bezel, the popular red and black “Coke” bezel, and the low-key monochrome all-black bezel.
Swiss Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116710 debuted in 2007, two years after the gold and ceramic GMT-Master ref. 116718. For the first six years of production, the steel GMT-Master II ref. 116710 specializes in pure black Cerachrom bezel. This is because Rolex replica claims that it is impossible to make two-color technology from their patented Cerachrom material.
However, in 2013, Cheap Fake Rolex introduced the GMT-Master II reference 116710BLNR with a two-color (blue and black) Cerachrom bezel. Also known as Rolex Batman, GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR is one of the most popular modern sports watches currently manufactured by Rolex.
The red and blue “Pepsi Cola” bezel has never been offered as a GMT-Master II ref. 116710 option. Although the ceramic Pepsi plug is used for solid 18k white gold ref. 116719BLRO GMT-Master II, until 2018 Baselworld and the referee arrived. 126710BLRO, the ceramic version of the Swiss Rolex classic red and blue “Pepsi Cola” bezel has become the choice of stainless steel GMT-Master watches.
Designer Rolex 116710 Vs. 16710 – Which GMT-Master II do you like best?
When deciding between the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 and the Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Replica, it comes down to whether you want a modern shot of a famous pilot’s watch or a more classic and traditional style. In addition, there are some colors to consider. Both models have their devotees because they look quite different, so there is no reason not to own them!