Rolex GMT-Master II
This watch was perhaps one of the most talked about timepieces since its official unveiling in Baselworld 2018 earlier this year, and for good reason. This new Ref 126710 from Rolex brings together, for the very first time, the Jubilee bracelet, Oystersteel case and the two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic (or Pepsi bezel, as it is known). Ever since the launch of the GMT-Master II back in 1982, Rolex has been gradually adding to the collection, improving on its construction as new innovations become available.
And with this new reference, Rolex marks yet another milestone for the GMT-Master II collection as it is the first to feature a brand new movement – the new generation calibre 3285. This brilliant movement has 10 patent applications already filed during the course of its development, and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, convenience and reliability.
The Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex is made of nickel-phosphorus, a material insensitive to magnetic interference and combines high-energy efficiency with great dependability. Additionally, with the optimised blue Parachrom hairspring, it is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The movement boasts a power reserve of 70 hours and the watch also bears the Superlative Chronometer Certification of Rolex ensuring it has a deviation of only +2/-2 seconds daily.