The GMT has long been connected with aviation and as you may be aware it was made at the request of Pan-Am (Pan America World Airways), who required a wristwatch that could display multiple time zones simultaneously, during their transatlantic flights. The first Rolex GMT-Master that was launched in 1954. At Baselworld 2014, Rolex introduced a GMT-Master II with a “Pepsi” bezel. In 2011 Rolex introduced the first two-toned GMT-Master II, reference 116710BLNR. In 2014, Replica Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO in solid 18-carat white-gold came out, making one of their most expensive, mass-produced, sports timepieces.Check Replica Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO Price.
Replica Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO has a 40mm case but as ever with its now thicker lugs and crown guards, appears larger on the wrist. Being made from 18-carat white-gold, it has added some notable heft. But it is still very wearable.Inside the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO, Rolex have used the in-house developed and manufactured 3186 calibre movement.The movement allows the wearer to easily set the 24-hour hand to a second time zone, as it is independent from the normal hour hand.
The most exciting aspect of Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO is the bezel. The red and blue Cerachrom insert for the bi-directional bezel goes through a rather interesting process. Cerachrom as brilliant as it is for maintaining its colour over the years has inherent brittleness. Therefore just taking two different coloured pieces and fusing them together would make the Cerachrom bezel weaker and reliving the days of the Bakelite bezel is something.The 24 hour scale is then engraved in the ceramic and then coated with platinum via a PVD process.
I was completely and unexpectedly impressed with Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi. When I first saw it, it looked good but I wasn’t entirely overwhelmed with excitement and given the fact it was made in a precious metal completely made no sense whatsoever. It is a complete oxymoron; the Rolex GMT-Master was introduced to be one of Rolex ultimate tool watches and most importantly it was made of steel. The 40mm case does indeed wear larger than it suggests but with it securely fixed to the wrist by its, safe vault like, Oyster bracelet it does start to feel a little more organic. On the wrist the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 116719BLRO feels good.