What we have here is a Special Production Piece by Panerai they called "Shadow Case" that was delivered for promotion to some VIPs. Panerai did not mark the watch with any Series or Millesimation numbers on the case back. These were not suppose to hit the secondary market, so to be able to have one on hand is very rare!
True Collectible Piece!!
Per Panerai Website, using the serial number, it is marked at a PAMC0523, with the "C" denoting it is a Corporate Piece.
Doing some research about the watch, I found this information from the Panerai Watch Lounge Site, showing the breakdown of what all the stampings/numbers on case back means. Found on section 2.2, they talk about the Rarity of a "Shadow Case", proving this watch we have on hand is one of the rare pieces that got to the secondary market.
Link to the Website for information purposes. Enjoy PANERISTIS!!
Sergeant H. Rudd wearing his GMT Master II while in combat in Afghanistan. He also wore it in Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Definitely used as a tool and travel watch.
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GMT-MASTER II endured all the beating it was given. Rough conditions - heat, dust and vibration from firearms, the watch never failed. Rolex quality is top notch!!
Honored to own this Special Timepiece.
Rolex GMT Master II, Reference 16710A, Red/Black bezel, with the “Error Stick Dial”.
Z-Serial, Circa 2006 and comes as a Full Set.
1-owner, never serviced, case remains unpolished, showing some battle scars, worn in combat in the Middle East. Original Warranty Certificate properly named and dated. True full set down to the purchase reciept, a thank you letter from the Rolex AD-CEO and a copy of his military card. Truly a watch with great provenance.
Sergeant H. Rudd wearing his GMT to a dear friends funeral, from his 3rd Special Forces Group, who died in a motorcycle accident.
From the camouflage gear to the button down shirt & slacks, this timepiece can be worn in any occasion. Versatility of a Rolex Timepiece!