Last year, the superstar at the Basel observe reasonable was the new Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi (blue-and-red) bezel and Jubilee bracelet, in steel, under the reference 126710BLRO. This was such a “dream come true” for watch devotees – yet not for retailers and likely purchasers. Following the achievement of this watch, at Baselworld 2019 the Crown refreshes the other collectable GMT watch, the “Batman”, which gets a similar treatment as the Pepsi: Jubilee bracelet, the new 3285 development, marginally overhauled hauls, and the famous beat up bezel. Meet the new Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR.
This won’t be the information on the year, at any rate not regarding development. No one truly anticipates that Rolex should present many altogether new watches each year – and really, for what reason should it, banking as it does on the accomplishment of both the “Batman” and the new Pepsi with a Jubilee bracelet. Riding the flood of the 2018 Pepsi , Rolex comes to Baselworld 2019 with a refreshed variant of the BLNR, which brings back all the great elements of the BLRO. The new Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” 126710BLNR adheres to precisely the same formula and basically changes the colours.
The new 126710BLNR displays a similar 40mm case as last year’s Pepsi model, which means a 40mm breadth with marginally updated drags to accommodate the new bracelet. The case is still Oystersteel (904L steel in Rolex speech), it is as yet cleaned and brushed, and still highlights the two-tone, beat up Cerachrom bezel that authorities nicknamed “Batman”.
Dial-wise, no advancement either, as we actually have the maxi-records and hands, the blue GMT hand, the date window under a cyclops and the equivalent inscriptions… with the exception of the little crown somewhere in the range of “Swiss” and “Made” at 6 o’clock, showing that the new age of development is ticking underneath deck.
As with last year’s Pepsi, Rolex prepares its GMT-Master II “Batman” 126710BLNR for Baselworld 2019 with the commended, marginally vintage looking, entirely executed and profoundly comfortable 5-connect Jubilee bracelet with collapsing fasten. The visual outcome on this 126710BLNR will inspire similar responses as the 2018 Pepsi… You’ll either love it or disdain it!
Inside the case is the new age Rolex development, the type 3285, with a more effective stuff train, another fountainhead barrel, new Chronergy escapement and a more extended force save of 70 hours. Concerning the functionalities, nothing has changed and the watch actually demonstrates H-M-S on the focal pivot, a date, and a GMT hand. The nearby time is as yet changed by one-hour increments.
The Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” 126710BLNR will be evaluated at EUR 8,500. More subtleties during Baselworld 2019.