Rolex has released a new version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a two-colour, 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert in blue and black ceramic. This watch, in Oystersteel and fitted with a Jubilee bracelet, echoes the first GMT-Master II introduced in 2018, which featured a Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the profile of the 40mm case. This new version is equipped with Caliber 3285 and, like all Rolex watches, carries the Superlative Chronometer certification.
It is designed as a navigation aid for professionals criss-crossing the globe. With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bi-directional 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. The date, at 3 o’clock on the dial, is synchronized with the local time.
The Oyster case of the GMT-Master II is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel. The caseback, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case and is protected by an integral crown guard. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the GMT-Master II’s high-precision movement.
This version of the GMT-Master II is fitted with a Jubilee bracelet, which was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust model in 1945. The bracelet on this new version is equipped with a Rolex- designed and patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the bracelet length to be increased by approximately 5 mm. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.