The New Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi

The New Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi

Posted in News by Cara Barrett - Hodinkee on March 23rd 2018
Well, the rumours were true … sort of. Here we have the highly anticipated Rolex GMT-Master II reference 126710BLRO Pepsi bezel with Jubilee bracelet in stainless steel (well, Oystersteel to be exact). You may remember the last GMT to be released was the GMT-Master II Pepsi in white gold, back in 2014. While well-received, it left many people with mixed feelings over the precious metal travel watch. Prior to that in 2013, we had the "Batman" which was the last stainless steel GMT-Master II with blue and black bezel.


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, for one it 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). 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.
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