We all know that the Rolex’s biggest hit of the year is the new GMT-Master II “Pepsi.” The GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO is one of the most coveted luxury sports watches at present, because it is built in stainless steel and flaunting the iconic red and blue bezel. This is a similar story to the 2020 launch of the GMT-Master II “Batman,” which is still a very popular modern Rolex watch. Let’s take a glance at both GMT-Master II models side by side to see how they compare regarding to the mechanics, design, and desirability.
To start with, let’s go over the shared design information of the GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO and the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR. Both these GMT-Master II in stainless steel features a 40mm Oyster cases, have Cerachrom ceramic bezels, and include black “Maxi” style dials.
Besides, there are some crucial design differences between the GMT-Master II Pepsi and the GMT-Master II Batman. Obviously, the biggest one is the color of the bezels. The combination of blue and red is an iconic one the GMT-Master’s history and Rolex has used it on some other models all over the last six decades.
But, the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR features a black and blue bezel and the “Batman” is the first and only Rolex replica watch to use this color combo on a bezel. In reality, the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR was the first Rolex watch to feature a bi-colored Cerachrom bezel. Rolex had previously states that creating a two-tone bezel in ceramic would be impossible given the material’s structure. While, Rolex did finally succeed to merge two distinct colors on one Cerahcrom bezel and it was the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR that kick-started that.
It’s essential to note that the duo of colors on any GMT-Master bezel is not just for appearance looking but it also provides a way for the wearer to tell daylight and nighttime hours apart in a second time zone.
Another important layout variance between the GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO and the GMT-Master II ref. 116710BLNR is the bracelet style. While the GMT-Master II Batman comes especially with an Oyster bracelet, the new steel GMT-Master II Pepsi is only given with a Jubilee bracelet. Some are not happy with Rolex’s bracelet option for the GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO since the three-link Oyster bracelet is the sportier choice compared to the dressier five-link Jubilee. However, the Rolex probably made up his mind to distinguish between the white gold GMT-Master II Pepsi and the new steel GMT-Master II Pepsi. As most of you know, the fake Rolex GMT-Master watch was born to service airline pilots by allowing them to track multiple time zones.
Both the stunning appearance of the modern Rolex sports watch, which provides practical GMT functionality, makes it difficult to choose between the GMT – Master II 126710BLRO and the GMT -master II 116710BLNR. Although the GMT-Master II Pepsi is a newer model with improved movement, its real problem is your taste in color and bracelet style.