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Industry News - April 27, 2020

Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi, With New Movement 3285

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Rolex new GMT Master 2 has the same Cerachrom two-tone (red and blue) bi-directional bezel with 24-hour, night/day indication as well as the same black dial with luminous dot indexes. So what is new about this watch? Well, for one it has a Jubilee bracelet that hasn’t been seen on a GMT-Master since the vintage years and is only used on current Datejust models. The bracelet is made of Oyster Steel and has the Oysterlock clasp with 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases. 904L steel is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace, and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. But the biggest news about this watch is the new caliber – 3285. The previous iteration GMT had the 3186 which didn’t have the new Chronergy escapement that has been added to new Rolex movements, allowing for a 15% gain inefficiency. It also boasts 70 hours of power reserve (beating out the caliber old caliber 3186’s 48 hours). Additionally, there are 10 patents on this watch.

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Reference 126710BLRO

MODEL CASE Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel

OYSTER ARCHITECTURE Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown

DIAMETER 40 mm

MATERIAL Oystersteel

BEZEL Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Two-color red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, engraved numerals and graduations

WINDING CROWN Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system

CRYSTAL Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date

WATER-RESISTANCE Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

MOVEMENT Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function

CALIBRE 3285, Manufacture Rolex

PRECISION -2/+2 sec/day, after casing

FUNCTIONS Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. 24-hour display. Second-time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand. Instantaneous date. Stop-seconds for precise time setting

OSCILLATOR Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency

WINDING Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

POWER RESERVE Approximately 70 hours

BRACELET Jubilee, five-piece links

BRACELET MATERIAL Oystersteel

CLASP Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

DIAL Black

DETAILS Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

CERTIFICATION Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)