As hard as we try and regardless of whether or not we like its choices, we have to say, Rolex is probably the only one in the world to follow its own guidance, it doesn’t take advice from others and rarely listens to its audience, it simply follows its destiny.
Today Rolex managed to once again surprise the many fans of the brand with the launch of the new Rolex GMT-Master II with a green and black bezel, but the surprise was the positioning of the crown, an unexpected Left-Handed Rolex GMT.
I don’t understand why watches with a left-hand crown are still considered for lefties, I’m right-handed and I almost always wore the watch on my right wrist, and I know many people who do the same, of course, we all have a tendency to follow the crowd and the dogmas created over the years, simply because we were taught from a young age that watches are to be worn on the left arm.
The new model in GMT with a 40mm stainless steel case, as already mentioned, comes with a bi-colour Cerachrom bezel painted in black from 18 to 6 o’clock representing the nighttime and in green in the opposite direction from 6 to 18 o’clock representing the daytime, screw-down crown at 9 o’clock with crown-guards and sapphire crystal.
On the glossy black dial, the usually applied hour markers and hands in white filled with lume, the central green GMT hand and for me perhaps the biggest surprise, the date window at 9 o’clock positioned next to the crown with a magnifier on the crystal, which is very rare. As it turns out, not even its “brother” Tudor Pelagos LHD features such a layout, once again Rolex manages to surprise us with such an innovation.
Inside, the automatic movement Caliber 3285 operates, which offers up to 70 hours of power reserve.
The watch is offered with an Oyster stainless steel bracelet, which alternates between the polished finish of the central links to the brushed finish of the side links.
Undoubtedly, the new Rolex GMT-Mater II will delight many collectors and help to increase the already long waiting list.
We liked above all for being different, the left crown and the left date window, without a doubt, surprised us, since the colour combination of the bezel and despite being a complete novelty in the model, almost goes unnoticed compared to everything else.
Finally, it seems to us that keeping the 100m of water resistance is little these days and when, for example, its sister brand Tudor has just launched the Black Bay Pro for a third of the price with twice the range.
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Model: GMT-Master II
Case Material: Oystersteel and Cerachrom insert bezel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Oystersteel
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Oystersteel bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT hand, date
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Price: € 10,650