Rolex has updated its GMT-Master II version with a new novelty in its iconic Oystersteel and with the much sought-after “Pepsi” red and blue ceramic bezel – echoing the original design of the GMT-Master circa 1955.
The timepiece also marks the first time that a GMT-Master II brings together the Jubilee bracelet, Oystersteel, and the two-colour Cerachrom insert in “Pepsi” ceramic.
Inside the watch beats a newly developed calibre – the calibre 3285 – which boasts a total of 10 patents, which were applied for during the course of research and development.
The 40-millimetre-diameter Oystersteel watch features a bi-directional rotatable bezel and comes with a 70-hour power reserve. It is water-resistant to 100 metres.
Apart from the much-talked-about “Pepsi” GMT-Master II, Rolex has also introduced new additions to the Oyster Perpetual Datejust family, the Cosmograph Daytona line and the Deepsea series.
Two new models in the Datejust family are the Datejust 36 and the Datejust 31.
The Datejust 36 is available in Everose Rolesor – a combination of Oystersteel and 18ct gold – or Yellow Rolesor – a combination of Oystersteel and 18ct yellow gold.
Both run on the calibre 3235.
The timepiece is also available in versions with diamond hour markers or with a diamond-encrusted bezel.
Equipped with the new calibre 2236, the watch boasts a power reserve of about 55 hours. The piece also comes in variations of dial and materials options.
Fifty-six brilliant-cut diamonds are set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers.
The new divers’ watch, Rolex Deepsea, features the calibre 3235 for the first time. The calibre has a blue Parachrom hairspring which is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shock.
The 44mm-diametre divers’ watch features redesigned lugs and sides with a broader bracelet. The watch is water-resistant to 3,900 metres and comes with a 70-hour power reserve.