Prices and Models: A Brief Guide on Rolex GMT-Master II

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Rolex GMT Master II

The GMT- Master II is among Rolex most sought-after collections together with Daytona and the Submariner. The new models in the market attract high demand from watch enthusiasts and others eyeing to find premium and latest luxury to add to their private collection. Even old models of GMT-Master II are scorching items in the market. Since its launching in 1982, it has won the interest of a wider audience around the globe. 

Get to know more about GMT-Master II and learn about its models along with the prices. Take a look at its features and see why it is one of the most popular Rolex watches. 

The GMT- Master II

Robustness, extreme functionality, and highly aesthetic appearance are the top recognizable features of Rolex GMT Master II. As an heir to the original model, you would only expect the best and highly improved functions and appearance that caters to a broader audience.  

  1. Rolex GMT-Master II

Reference Number:126710BLRO

Color: Red and Blue 

Original Retail Price: US$9,250

This Rolex GMT-Master II became an instant favorite when it was released and became one of the most iconic timepieces of this luxurious brand. This watch features a black dial with a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic. It was created to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously during intercontinental flights. The GMT-Master II is also available in Oystersteel or Rose gold finishes. However, the Pepsi version became a favorite of collectors. 

Its functions include Center hour, minute and seconds hands, a 24-hour display. It also features a second-time zone that has independent rapid-setting of the hour hand. The watch also displays the date and has a stop-second for precision. It is powered by caliber 3285, an exclusive of Rolex. The bezel is Bi-color; red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, molded graduations, and numerals, and is a bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel. Lastly, it has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. 

Model Specifications

Dial: Black 

Case: Oyster, 40 mm Oystersteel

Winding Crown: Screw-down, Triplock (triple waterproofness system)

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal and Cyclops lens over the date

Bracelet and Clasp: Jubilee, five pieces link and Oyster Safety Clasp

Water – resistance: 100 meters

  1. GMT-Master II – Batman 

Reference Number: 126710BLNR

Color: Blue and Black 

Price: US$8,800

This version comes with a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel inserted in blue and black ceramic. All features and specifications are the same as the Pepsi model except for the color. In contrast, the 2021 version features a bracelet with Oyster, flat three-piece links instead of five. 

The waitlist for Pepsi and Batman from a direct dealer will test your patience. Getting one will make you wait very long. This is the reason why other sellers/dealers sold them for a very high price. Usually, you’ll need to pay around twice the amount compared to when you buy from direct dealers. 

  1. GMT-Master II – Root Beer 

Reference Number:126711CHNR

Color: Steel and Gold 

Price: US$14,050

This model completes the trio, GMT-Master II, in which different beverages inspire names due to their color. Its hue creates a robust appearance. Lastly, the material makes it highly resistant against fading in various water types. 

It shares almost the exact specifications, functions, and features like the two GMT-Master II models. 

Model Specifications

Bracelet: Oyster, flat three-piece links

Bracelet Material: Everose Rolesor – a fusion of 18 ct Everose gold

and Oystersteel

Clasp: Folding Oyster clasp that comes with Easylink 55 mm comfort extension link

  1. GMT-Master II – 18K White Gold with an Oyster Bracelet

Reference Number:126719BLRO

Color: White Gold and Steel 

Original Retail Price: US$ 39, 230 

Undeniably unique for this model is a meteorite dial and a Bi-color Cerachrom bezel inserted in red and blue ceramic. This material is a factor that escalates its price and makes it highly-priced as compared to other models. Having one on your wrist is like having a piece of the universe with you. Rolex was the pioneer brand to use meteorites in the watch-making industry. 

  1. GMT-Master II – Everose Gold 

Reference Number:126715CHNR

Color: Brown and Black  

Price: around US$ 46,000

This model has a 40 mm 18K Everose case. A bidirectional rotatable-24 hour graduated bezel features a brown and black Cerachrom insert and Sapphire crystal with cyclops lens over the lens. At the same time, one distinguishing feature is the hour markers made with Chromalight. 

Model Specifications

Bracelet: Oyster, flat three-piece links

Clasp: Folding Oyster clasp that comes with Easylink 55 mm comfort extension link

Caliber: 3285 self-winding movement that comes with a second time-zone hour hand and date 

  1. GMT-Master II – Yellow Gold Gem 

Reference Number: 116758SA

Color: Yellow Gold 

Market Price: US$188,000

The case with a diameter of 4o mm and 14 mm thickness is paved with diamonds. Also, the Yellow Gold bracelet comes with diamonds, and in contrast, the bezel has sapphires plus diamonds. 

  1. Rolex GMT Master II -Yellow Gold Black Dial Watch 

Reference Number: 116718LN

Color: Yellow Gold 

Bracelet: Paired with fold clasps 

Price: around US$ 43,300

Introduced in 2005 this timepiece has a black dial with luminous hour markers and hands with a green GMT hand with a date window at 3 o’clock. It has a 40 mm yellow gold case with a sapphire crystal. This watch is driven by a self-winding 3186 caliber that has dual GMT timezone functionality. Moreover, it has a power reserve of up to 50 hours.

In a Nutshell 

GMT Master II is indeed another powerful piece in the Rolex catalog. The pieces in the collection possess distinctive qualities. These qualities apply to the bezel, caliber, or movement as well as the precious materials being used. Such also serve as the basis for the prices of GMT Master II. Plus, prices also differ if you choose to buy from direct suppliers or other legit sellers. 

Since a piece may take time to finish, you will indeed have to go to the waiting list or find another seller. The demands for watches also dictate the price. Buying from other sellers instead of direct suppliers may escalate the cost tremendously. Why? For you do not have to wait long before precious pieces from the Rolex collection land on your hands. 

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