THE 3186 MOVEMENT IS IN THE NEW GMT MASTER II MODEL 116710 WITH THE CERAMIC BEZEL. Photos of all the accessories are available upon request.
IN 2008 RIGHT BEFORE THIS GMT MASTER II WAS DISCONTINUED, ROLEX HAD A LIMITED NUMBER OF WATCH CASES LEFT BUT HAD NO MORE 3185 MOVEMENTS AVAILABLE. ROLEX SOON DISCOVERED THAT THE 3186 MOVEMENT DESIGNED FOR THE NEW CERAMIC BEZEL GMT II, ALSO FIT IN THE OLDER WATCH CASE. ROLEX QUIETLY INSTALLED THE NEW 3186 MOVEMENT IN THE OLDER CASE WITHOUT ADVERTISING IT TO THE PUBLIC AND HENCE THE GMT MASTER II TRANSITIONAL MODEL WAS BORN. AS ROLEX DOES NOT PUBLISH PROCUCTION NUMBERS IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MANY OF THESE WATCHES WERE PRODUCED BUT IT IS ESTIMATED BY EXPERTS THAT ONLY A FEW HUNDRED, IF THAT, WERE EVER RELEASED.
NOTE ALSO THAT THIS PARTICULAR GMT II IS ALSO DOUBLE RARE BECAUSE IT HAS THE EXTREMELY RARE " ERROR " OR STICK DIAL WITH THE ROMAN NUMERALS IN GMT II PRINTED AS STICKS ie: NO LEFT TO RIGHT BARS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE VERTICAL BARS. THIS RARE GMT II HAS GAINED A CULT FOLLOWING AND IS RAPIDLY BECOMING KNOWN AS THE NEXT " Paul Newman " FOR COLLECTABILITY. IT IS CERTAINLY THE RAREST OF THE MODERN SEMI VINTAGE DISCONTINUED ROLEX MODELS. THERE ARE PERHAPS ONLY 150 TO 200 OF THESE RARE WATCHES IN EXISTANCE AND FAR FEWER BRAND NEW OLD STOCK ONES. Please note: Due to the high value of this watch we are only accepting wire transfer and bank cashier's check payments.More detailed photos available upon request. This means the item shall not be worn, the case back sticker is still new, and there are absolutely NO, Zero scratches or blemishes of any kind on the watch itself or its strap and or bracelet.
And that the watch has not been tampered with in anyway such as opening the case back or making modifications. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE CONDITIONS, PERIOD!!! WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEMS BACK IN USED OR WORN CONDITION AND THIS MEANS SIGNS OF USE OF ANY KIND SUCH AS MISSING OR WORN STICKERS, SCRATCHES ETC.
We are an independent watch and parts dealer and are not sponsored by, associated with and or affiliated with Rolex, Rolex USA and Rolex S. Or any of its subsidiaries. Rolex, Rolex USA and Rolex S. All opinions expressed here and statements made are by us only and no one else or no other company, organization or person.The item "ROLEX GMT MASTER ll 16710 BRAND NEW, with 3186 MOVEMENT& STICK DIAL, VERY RARE" is in sale since Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "watchdog-4-you" and is located in Potomac, Maryland. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.