April 29, 2019
The cosmopolitan watch
Blue and black high-tech ceramic is a handsome combination that has attracted plenty of attention at Baselworld: Rolex has been presenting the popular Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with a bidirectional rotatable Cerachrom bezel that combines these colours. The new watch, in Oystersteel, is equipped with a Jubilee bracelet. Accordingly, this newcomer echoes the GMT-Master II that was introduced in 2018 featuring a two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. The light reflected on the case’s sides and lugs highlights the profile of its 40-mm Oyster case.
This watch houses the new-generation Calibre 3285, first launched in 2018 with the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, which is noted for its superior performance. Incorporating the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, its power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours. It offers hour, minute, second, date and second-time-zone functions. With a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time or the local time and that of an alternative time zone.
As all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification, which testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories and according to its own criteria, which vastly exceed watchmaking norms and standards.