Rolex GMT-Master II (Ref 116760 BLNR) Live Pics

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Rolex GMT-Master II Blue Cerachome (c) Perpetuelle

Rolex GMT-Master II Blue Cerachome (c) Perpetuelle

Rolex GMT Master II steel blue black cerachrom bezel

OK, so my first reaction to the 2013 Rolex lineup was admittedly not a pleasant one.  And while I still hold the sentiments expressed earlier, I will be breaking down each of the new pieces on their own merits.  I’ve already taken a closer look at the platinum Daytona (why oh why couldn’t they have made something accessible to more Rolex fans?!), now let’s see the GMT-Master II with ceramic bezel.

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref 116710 BLNR

The new Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is presented in a 40mm 904L steel case, with a rotatable bezel featuring for the first time a two-colour ceramic Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black representing day and night.  Price will be just under $9,000.

The ceramic bezel (Rolex’s trademarked term is Cerachrom) is certainly an achievement — the ceramic component with two distinct colors is actually produced as a single piece of ceramic.  So while it echoes the traditional two-colour bezel of the original  GMT-Master and GMT-Master II models, this is a very high-tech bezel.The Cerachrom insert was first introduced in 2005.  It is virtually scratchproof, highly corrosion resistant, and its color is unaffected by ultraviolet rays.   One thing I recently learned is that the engraved 24-hour graduations are coated with a thin layer of platinum via a PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) process.

 

Rolex GMT-Master II Bezel Ref 116710blnr

And there you have it.  Rolex fans, rejoice.

 

  • JAMES BOND

    I actually love this GMT2.

    • goju1

      Indeed, It looks great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeroen.vrinzen Jeroen Vrinzen

    Loving the GMT 2 old version, dont know what to think about the blue in the bezel.
    Have to see it in real life to judge
    http://www.amazingwatchesstore.com

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  • Mr.Ha

    i bought this rolex GMT master II 116760 BLNR, when i use the serial to look up what year it was produced, it showed that year 2011.But In this article, this rolex was produced in 2013. Is there any problem with my rolex? or my rolex is a fake?

    • kwstults

      I don’t know without seeing your watch and having more details. I do know for certain that this watch WAS NOT offered for sale before 2013.