We know that Rolex is all about quality and precision, elegance and exquisite workmanship. The GMT Master II 126710 BLRO is steel with a Jubilee bracelet. This case will not allow for another option on the bracelet because the Oyster bracelet is not a fit. While this new timepiece design is compliant to the brand standards it has an updated Caliber 3285, and features the Chronergy escapement, a large barrel that equips this 70 hour power reserve, and Paraflex shock absorbers.
The brand is referring to the high grade stainless steel as Oystersteel, or 904L as it was formerly referred to. The other design improvements that were made to the timepiece case had to do with the lugs, and how the design embraced the bracelet crafted for this specific timepiece. While the current Oyster bracelet is not a fit, there will certainly be one developed in the future, however the current Jubilee is crafted for comfort and great appearance. The Oysterlock folding clasp can be extended, and the Rolex Easylink system allows the wearer to extend or shorten with this clasp. As an owner you have the ease of adjustment so that climate change is not a challenge.
The blue color of the Rolex GMT Master II 126710 BLRO takes on an almost purple hue in a side by side comparison. As the cermaic inlay of this timepiece is identical to the one in the brand white gold version it adds a spark of innovation that the brand has always treasured. They are utlizing a wider array of materials including ceramics and this timepiece is that next stage of design.
The very distinct and signature red and blue bezel has been the one element that has graced the timepiece since the release of the first model in 1955. While it earned the name “Pepsi” bezel from an unknown source, it is clear why it became known by that label. The timepiece features the improved lever geometry and skeletonized escape wheel which of course provides a higher level of efficiency and moved away from the nickel-phosphorus alloy. This non-magnetized alloy for both parts is what provided the long power reserve and high level of accuracy. Certainly the Rolex GMT Master II 126710 BLRO is magnificent, and can only mean the start of even more brilliant timepieces from the brand in the future.