Baselworld 2018: Rolex Introduces the GMT-Master II “Pepsi” in Stainless Steel

Affordable and on a Jubilee bracelet. (With pricing inside.)
Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi 126710 BLRO

Previously available only in white gold, the Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi” has returned to its utilitarian roots at Baselworld 2018, with a stainless-steel case as well as a host of other improvements.

Just as with some vintage GMT-Master models, the watch has been fitted with a new, five-link Jubilee bracelet – but with a spring-loaded Oysterclasp found only on Rolex sports watches.

Rolex GMT Master II “Pepsi” in Steel 2

Like most recent Rolex launches, the new GMT-Master II is powered by a new-generation movement, the calibre 3285, with some 10 patents filed during its development.

It has a Parachrom hairspring, Chronergy escapement, 70-hour power reserve as well as the Superlative Chronometer certification. The movement replaces the long in tooth calibre 3186, which was lacking the Chronergy escapement.

Rolex GMT Master II “Pepsi” in Steel 3

The Cerachrom, bi-directional “BLRO” bezel – which is actually two-colour ceramic – and black dial remains unchanged, and what we have is a wholly irresistible version of a GMT-Master II “Pepsi”.

Price and Availability

The GMT-Master II “Pepsi” in stainless steel (ref. 126710 BLRO) is priced at US$9250.


 

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