10 Apr Rolex Welcomes Back The Black-Blue Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Rolex is bringing back a classic. The ‘Batman’ Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with the two-colour 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert in the newly adapted blue and black ceramic material.
The Oystersteel fitted watch has the classic Jubilee bracelet to make it more distinguishable ‘Rolex’ from the wrist of whoever sports it.
We loved the earlier renditions of the ‘Rootbeer’ (Brown and Black) and ‘Pepsi’ (Red and Blue) two-tones, so we are glad they brought this watch back in a nice, deep blue colour.
The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Specifications:
CASE • Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
SAFETY • Integral crown guard
DIAMETER • 40 mm
MATERIAL • Oystersteel
MIDDLE CASE • Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
BEZEL • Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable • 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in blue and black ceramic; moulded, recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) CASE BACK • Solid, screw-down with fine fluting
WINDING CROWN • Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL • Scratch-resistant sapphire • Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
WATERPROOFNESS • 100 metres (330 feet)
MOVEMENT: • Calibre 3285, manufactured by Rolex, which is a mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
PRECISION • −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
POWER RESERVE • Approximately 70 hours
The Bottom Line
This particular Rolex made a splash as a favourite at this pastBaselworld and we would have to agree with the choice. We love the colour and love the functions of the GMT-Master II, especially with the ability to see two time-zones very clearly. Perfect for a traveler who crosses timezones a lot, a feature first introduced to pilots. The classic style mixed with the new tailored Rolex movement will make this a desirable watch for many.
For more information on the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, visit Rolex’s website.