The hits just keep coming in Basel at the new Rolex watch unveiling, with the GMT Master II with Cerachrom Pepsi bezel in a white gold
case and band. This new GMT watch comes on the heels of the GMT
Black and Blue bezel, Reference 116760. Those in the know with
Rolex brands anticipated the release of this particular timepiece and
feel that this watch may be an even bigger hit with fans of the Rolex
What Is Special About the Red And Blue GMT Master II?
The truly unique thing that sets this watch apart from all others is the incredible red and blue bezel. This ceramic, trademarked as
Cerachrom, is the first material to be made in two colors. Rolex
was able to perfect this material and create a beautiful two-tone
ceramic bezel that was the first of its kind. The first Cerachrom
bezel was produced in blue and black, but the blue and red process is
also incredibly intricate.
The red color is particularly difficult to make because no stable pigment exists to make the ceramic component. However, through
some secret process, Rolex was able to cement this pigment in the
Cerachrom bezel, resulting in the iconic blue and red appearance.
According to information from Rolex, the entire bezel is made in red
then half is changed to a blue color by impregnating the night time
section with a solution of chemical compounds then heating it to 1,600
degrees Celsius. This gives the ceramic its resistant properties
and permanently seals the colors.
The Pepsi bezel also features engraved numerals with a fine platinum coating that enhances readability. The white gold case is one of
Rolexs finest, and the case still measures 40 mm with a white gold
Oyster bracelet featuring polished center links. The Rolex
Caliber 3186 powers this incredible watch.
Rolex GMT is one of the most well-known and well-loved of the Rolex lineup, so this watchs enthusiastic reception at the Basel show is no
surprise. While the red and blue bezel may not be everyones
choice, its incredible colors, combined with the beautiful black dial,
white numerals and hands and oversize winding crown with crown
protectors is bound to appeal to a great number of people. This
Rolex is certain to turn heads no matter whether you wear it as a
formal watch or a fairly casual piece.