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Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review

Designed to display the Time in two time zones at once,the Oyster Perpetual GMT-MASTER II is the Perfect watch for Global Travellers.

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review


For the very first time, the bezel with a graduated two-colour  Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is available on the GMT-Master II in Oystersteel, with a Jubilee bracelet.

Designed to display the Time in two time zones at once,the Oyster Perpetual GMT-MASTER II is the Perfect watch for Global Travellers.

Originally designed to aid airline pilots in their navigation, the GMT-Master has become an unmistakable icon. Over the years its emblematic bezel has been presented in various colours, in both single and two-coloured combinations. It is the signature feature of its unique and instantly recognizable aesthetics. 
With a traditional hour, minute and seconds display via hands; a 24-hour hand; and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, it is possible to read the time in two time zones at once: either the local time and a reference time, or the local time and another time zone as desired. The date, shown at 3 o’clock, is synchronized with the local time display.


Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review


Although the Rolex GMT-Master was essentially designed for professional use. Its combination of peerless functionality and rugged good looks attracted a wider travelling public.

Therefore, appreciating its ability to display different time zones, all these travelers admire the robustness and versatile appearance that make the GMT-Master eminently suitable for globetrotting and indeed, for any other occasion.

The Rolex GMT-Master wristwatch was originally designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways. In fact, it has been issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul flights. (“GMT” in the name stands for Greenwich Mean Time also known as Coordinated Universal Time).


Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review


 The original GMT Master watch come with a 24-hour display fourth hand  complication  directly linked to and displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand.

Rolex Master GMT enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone.

In the same time using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel and set to the correct offset, the second time zone could be read.

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review

The Movement



Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review – 3285 Movement

As a matter of fact, this very elegant and impressive watch comes with an self winding in-house movement – Calibre 3285. Yet, a Self-winding chronograph movement with luxury finish.  After all, this movement – known very well also for its precision – possess also an remarkable 70 hours power reserve.

Calibre 3285 offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, convenience and reliability. Calibre 3285 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference

Rolex GMT – Master II  caliber 3285 – Specifications



Ref. 3285 – Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Base: Rolex 3235

Movement: Automatic

Display: Analog

Frequency: 28.800 Vph ( 4 Hz) 

Jewels: 31

Power Reserve up to 70 Hours

Additional’s : Chronometer, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)

Hands: Hours, Minutes, Seconds


Centre hour, minute and seconds hands

Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand

Reference time (home time) via additional 24-hour hand

Second time zone (local time) via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand

Stop-seconds for exact time setting



The Case


Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review


This new Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO comes with a Stainless Steel Case coupled with a 5- link Stainless Steel Joubille Bracelet.

Nevertheless the 40 mm – 1 1/2″ diameter of this watch recommend itself as a men’s watch.

This watch comes with its very recognizable – “Pepsi” – Two-colour Red and Blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic with engraved numerals and graduations. Moreover this is a bidirectional rotatable bezel made also from Stainless Steel – Oystersteel. 

The Inlet Size of the case: 20 mm 

Furthermore, the case comes covered by an Anti-Reflective Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal. 

The Case Back – Solid, screw-down with fine fluting

Equally important, the watch water resistance goes up to 100 metres / 330 feet.



The Dial



Above all, this watch comes with a Black dial and applied 18 ct white gold dot hour markers with luminescent fill. The hands comes also in 18 ct white gold with luminescent fill.

Remarkably are the fine printed minutes track on dial and the Rolex imprint on dial edge.

Correspondingly for almost all Rolex watches the date is located at 3 o’clock with Cyclops lens over it.

The Bracelet  

Additionally, this watch come with a stainless Steel Jubilee, five-piece links bracelet.

Thus, the bracelets measures: 7″ – 17.80 cm, adjustable – free sizing –  coupled with a Deployment Buckle. Free Bracelet Sizing possibility because of its Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link.


Pricing and Availability



For more information about prices and availability click here

This article was first published in Majordor Blog 

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710 BLRO – BASELWORLD 2018 Review

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