As BaselWorld 2018 gets underway, once again all eyes were on Rolex. With rumors of a new GMT floating around and a lot of teasing done on their social media accounts, its official, Rolex have brought back the GMT MASTER II “PEPSI”, in stainless steel.
As many are aware, this iconic timepiece has been around since the mid 50’s, manufactured in stainless steel and used as a tool for people travelling to keep track of multiple time zones. However It was just until a few years ago, that Rolex changed the production of its GMT Master II “Pepsi” from steel to white gold.
Well as of BaselWorld this year, things are the same but they have changed . Referenced 126710 BLRO, the new GMT PEPSI comes with a host of improvements, the most obvious being the new, five-link Jubilee bracelet, which is attached to a spring-loaded Oysterclasp found only on Rolex sports watches.
Set in a 40mm Oystersteel casing, the 126710 BLRO houses the new generation calibre 3285 movement, a movement which is found in most recent released models and stands at the forefront of watchmaking technology. Having 10 patent applications filed throughout its development, it boasts a 70-hour power reserve, Parachrom hairspring, and a new Chronergy escapement.
Equipped with a bi- directional (BLRO) rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two tone Cerachrom insert, Rolex famous Red and Blue Pepsi offers more than just a sugar high.