GMT Master II – 126710BLRO

  • Collection: GMT Master II
  • Model reference: 126710BLRO
  • Case/Size: Steel, 40mm
  • Dial: Black
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: GMT
  • Specificity: Novelty 2019
  • Condition: Excellent

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Description

The history of the Rolex GMT-Master debuted with a collaboration with the now defunct Pan American Airways, the first model was released in 1954-1955 and given to the crew on the long-haul flights. The major feature was the second time zone (GMT) with dedicated hand giving time on the rotatable red & blue bezel that had a 24-hour display, hence the “Pepsi” nickname.
The model became quickly popular as a pilot’s watch and very recognisable among international world travellers.
Various upgrades and metal variations were released over the years such as bi-color, full gold but the most famous remain the steel versions nicknamed respectively; Coke due to its red/black bezel, model that is discontinued today, Pepsi for the red/blue bezel and Batman for the blue & black bezel model.

*The present model is the latest evolution of the “Pepsi” reference 126710BLRO, the usual monobloc case of 40mm in stainless steel but with this time the bidirectional bezel in red & blue ceramic, added to the black dial, this gives an amazing contrast to the whole watch. Luminescent hours markers with the central hands indicates the local hours & minutes while the red hand is the second timezone indicator. It can be easily changed with the crown. The date is as usual visible at 3 o’clock with the « loop » effect to facilitate the reading.
The self-winding movement with a power-reserve of 70-hours is protected by the stainless steel monobloc.  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A new and gorgeous full Jubilee stainless steel bracelet with Oysterlock clasp completes this highly demanded model.

 

 

Rolex – bio

Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London, initially as Wilsdorf & Davis Ltd. Renamed Rolex by 1908 and moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919.  Their success is due to their innovation namely the legendary “Oyster” case – first water resistant watch and their extremely reliable movements.
The most famous models are Datejust, Day-Date, Daytona, Explorer, GMT-Master, Submariner and many more.
The company is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a family private trust.
One story, never confirmed by Wilsdorf, recounts that the name came from the French words “horlogerie exquise”, meaning “exquisite clockwork”.

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Accompanied by a \'Rolex\' international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box