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Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126710BLRO (launched 2018 / bought 2020)
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
This version of the GMT-Master II is fitted with a Jubilee bracelet. Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust model in 1945. The Jubilee bracelet on this model is equipped with a Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the bracelet length to be increased by approximately 5 mm. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.
The calibre 3285, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. With 10 patent applications filed over the course of its development, this movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The GMT-Master II is certified as a Superlative Chronometer (= Official COSC + tough and rigid internal Rolex certification after casing).
The 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
PRICE: 9100 Euro incl. 20 % VAT. New Rolex watches are exclusively(!) sold by Official Rolex Retailers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers. PLEASE do NEVER pay an overprice asked from one of the greedy resellers!
CASE: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
DIAMETER: 40 mm
THICKNESS: 12,2 mm
LUG-TO-LUG: 48 mm
WEIGHT: 140 g
BEZEL: Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Two-colour red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, moulded numerals and graduations, 24 clicks
WINDING CROWN: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
WATER RESISTANCE: Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
MOVEMENT: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
ROLEX CALIBRE 3285, 28.800 A/h (= 4Hz)
PRECISION : -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
FUNCTIONS : Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display. Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand. Instantaneous date. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
WINDING: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
POWER RESERVE: Approximately 70 hours
BRACELET: Jubilee, five-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL: Oystersteel
CLASP: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link
DETAILS: Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence
Download the USER GUIDE: https://content.rolex.com/dam/media/user-guides/gmt-master-ii/rolex_gmt-master-ii_en.pdf
The ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT-MASTER was launched in 1955, at a time when intercontinental travel was experiencing a rapid expansion. It even became the official watch of Pan American World Airways – better known as Pan Am – then the most prominent American intercontinental airline. On the original 1955 model, the 24-hour graduated bezel insert was divided into two halves – one red, to correspond with daylight hours, and one blue, for night-time. Over the years, the insert has been made available in different colour combinations. Initially made from Plexiglas, it was replaced by anodized aluminium in 1959 and high-technology ceramic in 2005.On the original GMT-Master, the conventional hour hand, the minute hand and the 24-hour hand were synchronized. In 1982, Rolex introduced a new movement that allowed the hour hand to be set independently of the other hands.
Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 16710 (produced 1989 – 2007 / bought 1993)
CASE: Steel, anodized aluminium inlay in the bezel 120 clicks
DIAMETER: 40 mm
THICKNESS: 12,5 mm
LUG-TO-LUG: 47 mm
WEIGHT: 121 g
ROLEX CALIBRE 3185, 28.800 A/h (= 4 Hz) WINDING: Automatic
HANDS: Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable), Hours, Minutes, Seconds
PRICE: used 10.000 – 12.000 Euro