Baselworld 2018 Rolex GMT Master II “Pepsi” 126710 BLRO – Now in Steel, with Jubilee Bracelet and Calibre 3285
The new GMT has the same Cerachrome two-tone (red and blue) bi-directional bezel with 24-hour, night/day indication as well as the same black dial with luminous dot indexes.
So what is new about this watch? Well, The Rolex GMT Master II “Pepsi” 126710 BLRO has a Jubilee bracelet that hasn’t been seen on a GMT-Master since the vintage years and is only used on current Datejust models. The bracelet is made of Oystersteel and has the Oysterlock clasp (with 5mm comfort extension for those hot summer days or that week you ate too much pizza). The new five-link Jubilee bracelet – which was offered on the historical model too – but now with an Oysterclasp – meaning a sporty bracelet fitted with the Easylink rapid extension system. As usual, the bracelet is both polished and brushed.
But the biggest news about this watch is the new caliber – the 3285. The previous iteration GMT had the 3186 which didn’t have the new Chronergy escapement that has been added to new Rolex movements, allowing for a 15% gain in efficiency. It also boasts 70 hours of power reserve (beating out the caliber 3186’s 48 hours). Additionally, there are 10 patents on this watch.
Model: GMT-Master II
Reference Number: 126710BLRO
Case Material: Oystersteel
Dial Color: Black
Lume: Chromalight on hands and hour markers
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel Jubilee with Oysterlock
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT
Power Reserve: 70 hours
COSC Chronometer Certified
Price: CHF 8,800
Availability: Coming Soon