The most subtle GMT-Master II of the modern era, the recently discontinued ref. 116710 all-black bezel Rolex GMT-Master II replica has begun to capture the interest of collectors who like watches no longer available for sale. Discontinuations have a history of elevating the asking prices for watches second-hand, because you cannot even inquire for such pieces at retail.
As a result, the 116710 is beginning to climb higher in price, but is not too distant from its original retail asking price. While some may find the all-black ceramic bezel a bit too quiet and staid, it does cater to those who want a predominantly black aesthetic. Don’t forget though, there is a pop of colour with its Rolex green GMT hand and printed GMT-Master II text above the sixth hour index.
There’s always one watch release each year that gets collectors all hot and bothered, and that release usually comes from fake Rolex. Not one to disappoint, for 2020 the watchmaker launched the new generation of its steel bracelet copy Rolex Submariner and Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, which are two of the coolest divers’ watch collections the world has ever seen (even the King, Elvis Presley, was spotted wearing one).
Historically speaking, the Rolex Submariner Ref.116610LV replica is particularly special for Rolex because it’s the brand’s first modern divers’ watch. It’s been worn by Hollywood actors, sports legends and pretty much every other set of noteworthy people you can think of. Unsurprisingly, the news of this year’s novelties sent buyers into a spin. So much so that the price of copy Rolex’s other Submariner models, including the now-discontinued green Submariner, skyrocketed overnight in the pre-owned luxury market.
The nickname assigned to the green ceramic bezel copy Rolex Submariner is “Hulk”, which is an obvious reference to the fictional superhero and gamma radiation scientist Bruce Banner. Good luck getting yours––they’re going for 80 per cent over retail on the second-hand online platform Chrono24.