Rolex has launched a new variant of its Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II watch. Endowed with an eye catching green and black theme, this new reference (126720 VTNR) comes with a number of surprising design features. Firstly, its crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case. The date aperture and the Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock.
This new Rolex GMT watch in Oystersteel features a bi-colour monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic. Equipped with calibre 3285, the new the GMT-Master II displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.
The black lacquer dial features 18K white gold hands and indexes. The GMT hand is green lacquered. All the hands and hour-markers are filled with Chromalight, which offers a striking blue glow.
With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. The date is synchronized with the local time.
The moulded, recessed graduations and numerals of the GMT bezel are coated with platinum via PVD. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.
The 40 mm Oyster case of the new GMT-Master II is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Triplock winding crown is protected by an integral crown guard. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.
The beating heart of the new Rolex GMT-Master II watch (Calibre 3285) incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.
Rolex Calibre 3285 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. The power reserve of this in-house self-winding movement is approximately 70 hours.
The Oyster bracelet on this new version (reference 126720 VTNR 0001) is equipped with the in-house designed and patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. The Easylink comfort extension link allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. Rolex is also offering a variant of this model featuring the jubilee bracelet (reference 126720 VTNR 0002).
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.
Model: Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0001: With Oyster bracelet
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0002: With Jubilee bracelet
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable
24-hour graduated monobloc two-colour Cerachrom insert in green and black ceramic; moulded, recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in Oystersteel, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
-2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Local time via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Reference time via additional 24-hour hand
Instantaneous date at 9 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
Stop-seconds for exact time setting
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer 24-hour hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Oyster, three-piece solid links/ Jubilee, five-piece links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee