The last of the perfect replica Rolex GMT-Master line before being replaced by the technical upgrade of the GMT-Master II – reference 16700 – is a bit of an oddball as it was produced alongside its replacement (the 16710) starting in 1988 until luxury fake Rolex finally ended the original GMT line in 1999. While missing the independently adjustable hour hand that defined the cheap fake Rolex GMT-Master II line, the 16700 remained popular as it offered the slimmer lugs and 1mm thinner case of older Rolex sports models.
No longer part of the lineup, the black bezel traces its history back to the mid-1960s and is the second color to be used on the stainless steel 1:1 replica Rolex GMTs. Missing the soda theme nicknames of its siblings, it is sometimes referred to as the “Noir” for its black-on-black styling.
This aaa quality fake Rolex is from 1997, the very last year that tritium was used for the luminous elements on the dial, and as you can see in the pictures, the lume has started to show its patina after 26 years of faithful service. With a nearly flawless aluminum bezel, this thin-cased tritium dial Swiss movement replica Rolex GMT-Master is an amazing example for the collector who appreciates neo-vintage watches that are known to last more than a lifetime of travel and adventure.