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Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue / Black Bezel Watch

One of the most popular Rolex Oyster Professional sports watches in the past few years is model 116710BLNR GMT-Master II “Batman”, which is known for its unique blue and black “Cerachrom” ceramic bezel. This is Rolex’s first stainless steel model with a two-color ceramic bezel. This model
replica rolex watcheswill add blue and red “Pepsi” Cerachrom bezels in 2019. Rolex has updated the GMT-Master II series with various new features. These include new movements. Rolex model 126710BLRO (red and blue border) GMT-Master II attracted a lot of attention last year (aBlogtoWatch hands-on operation), but at the same time, this 126710BLNR (blue and black border) also joined in, Rolex An upgraded version of Batman.

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue / Black Bezel Watch

The new 126710 Rolex GMT-Master II is upgraded in some respects from the previous generation 116710. A feature that is not an upgrade in nature, but just a difference in appearance is the choice of matching steel bracelets. For many, this will be the biggest difference between Rolex Batman and
swisss uk rolex watches Batwoman (a nickname I don’t think is appropriate). The previous generation BLNR (the code used by Rolex to indicate the bezel style) was paired with a three-link Rolex Oyster bracelet (with polished center link), while the new generation BLNR was paired with an all-steel jubilee bracelet.

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue / Black Bezel Watch

Watch enthusiasts sometimes scramble to choose which bracelet is better or more popular, and I think they are all good in their own way. Some people claim that the Jubilee bracelet feels a little “too old”, but that’s just because it has recently been associated with more Rolex timepieces because they haven’t recently used the bracelet for their sports watches. The Jubilee-style bracelet is incredibly comfortable and has the same unfolding buckle (with “comfort extension”) as the three-ring bracelet. To me, these two bracelets are just two different flavors, and they are just as good as GMT-Master II watches.

Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Blue / Black Bezel Watch

Having several identical watches is often important to Rolex-that’s why in 2019, Rolex first introduced the GMT-Master II 126710BLNO and 126710BLNR. Each is the same watch, the only difference is the color of the two-color Cerachrom ceramic bezel and the color of the GMT hands. The bezel itself rotates in both directions, and the 24-hour mark on the bezel is used with the 24-hour GMT hands on the dial to know the time in other time zones. Therefore, GMT-Master II has always been very suitable as a traveler watch.

Rolex is pleased to mention the upgrade of its latest generation of watches. You might think they shouted when discussing new features, but the truth is that Rolex is careful not to make their older generation watches less popular. According to … well, Rolex. For example, many people will not necessarily notice that the new GMT-Master 126710 has a different casing than the previous one. Both cases have the same 40mm width on Rolex’s Oystersteel (904L grade steel), but the angle of 126710 is slightly different from it and the processing method is also different. I’m not saying that the 116710 GMT-Master II owner is enough to “upgrade”, but for those who want to know what makes Rolex different, this is not just the latest generation of GMT bracelets and movements. -Master II.

Recall that the case is waterproof to 100 meters, and of course there is a sapphire crystal and a Cyclops magnifying glass window above the date window. Now let’s discuss the actions. We already discussed the movement when we launched the GMT-Master II 126710 in 2019, but I will give you the basic details again. The latest generation of GMT-Master’s internal movement is a self-made 3285 self-winding movement, which is a GMT version of the Rolex 32XX movement. The automatic movement operates at 4Hz and now offers a 70-hour power reserve. It also includes Rolex’s “Advanced Chronograph” rating, which includes both third-party COSC chronograph ratings and more stringent internal performance testing by Rolex. I especially appreciate the rating of Rolex’s most advanced astronomical clocks because it (unlike most other watch manufacturers) has specific performance guarantees, one of which is that the accuracy is within +/- 2 seconds per day.

The performance of all Rolex movements is very good. Therefore, in addition to the increased power reserve level, I feel that from the previous generation GMT-Master II to the latest 126710, most Rolex wearers will not notice the difference in the operation of the movement. extended family. When traveling, the movement allows the wearer to adjust the hour hand independently, which helps to easily adjust the local time when entering different time zones.

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Discontinued: Rolex Explorer II 16570 Watch

A few words have lost all meaning when discussing Rolex watches. At this point, “underestimated”, “sleeping” and “underestimated” may not be completely meaningless, but we are quickly reaching that goal. Social media and frankly, articles like this haven’t helped any enthusiast hunters there, but you’ll be surprised how many people I’ve met who know nothing about Explorer II. In this article, I will introduce the Explorer II reference. 16570 is a 40mm version produced for 22 years from 1989 to 2011. ExplorerII 16570’s low-key design, dual time zone function, nearly indestructible appearance and tenacious not luxurious attitude may be the best choice for modern Rolex sports watches out there replica rolex watches .

No Longer Made is a series completed in collaboration with our partners on eBay, where the aBlogtoWatch editor features their favorite watch that is no longer produced.

Of course, I am a little biased towards Explorer II. I’ve always been my favorite Rolex sports watch. In fact, the first Rolex I bought was a 216570 black dial (for this I made a positive comparison with Submariner here). Submariner, GMT-Master II and Daytona have attracted much attention, while Explorer II has been Rolex ’s low-key utility watch and has been a true travel watch for decades. Explorer II is the scum of the Rolex sports watch family and is the Prince Prince of GMT-Master II (this is interesting because I think Harry is wearing the Polar Dial Explorer II)
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Introduced as a cave explorer’s watch, the Explorer II design has more functionality than form.

Introduced as a cave explorer’s watch, the Explorer II design has more functionality than form. The darkness in these caves makes it impossible to distinguish between day and night, which is why the 24-hour hands and fixed bezel. And the original Explorer II reference. 1655 does not mean to be a travel watch at all, but 16570 introduced a separate hour hand, which functionally makes the watch a dual time zone travel watch.

It is also equipped with Calibre 3085, which adds the aforementioned independent hour hand function.

Fully refurbished Rolex Explorer II Ref. 16550 was produced between 1985 and 1989 and is considered the “transition” model between the original 1655 and 16570 seen in this article. Compared to 16570, they are harder to find and more expensive. For better or worse, the 16550 brings Explorer II to the Rolex sports watch line. The sapphire crystal, the new Mercedes hands, the hour markers and the 24-hour hand are reminiscent of the then GMT Master. It is also equipped with Calibre 3085, which adds the aforementioned independent hour hand function.

The 16550 also features a black or white (aka Polar) dial, introducing two dial options that are still available today. The Polar dial model has a paint defect that causes the dial to slowly turn milky white, making it popular with collectors. In fact, these products usually cost more than the old Ref. The price is high. Also known as “Steve McQueen” in 1655. I was shocked when I saw the cream dial 16550 selling for more than 1655, but this is not uncommon.

Fast forward to 1989 and Rolex released the Explorer II Ref. 16570 had been running for almost 22 years before 216570 was released in 2011. The 16570 iterates on the 16550, adopts the new 3185 movement, and makes minor but substantial changes to the extreme dial model. By replacing the silver-contoured hands and graduations with black, and by really accentuating the white dial, readability is greatly improved. Again, the font used on the border numbers changed between 16550 and 16570, which is just a problem.

Explorer II 16570 is water resistant to 100M, 40 mm wide, 12.2 mm thick, and 47 mm ear-to-ear, making it an ideal size for smaller or larger wrists. Wearing it on a 7.5-inch wrist, my complaint was zero and I found the size to be just right. I personally do tend to be a bit bigger, so I prefer my 216570, which is 42mm wide, 12.5mm thick and 50.1mm lugs. An advantage of Explorer II compared to Submariner or GMT-Master is that the 24-hour bezel tilts downwards, making the case look slimmer.

The 16570 movement is equipped with the 3185 movement (the model after 2006 slightly updated the 3186 movement), which was introduced in 1988 for the Explorer II and GMT-Master II. This is the first time that Rolex has adopted an independent hour hand movement, and it also has a seconds function. The 3185 has 31 jewels, runs at 28,800 vph, and has a power reserve of 50 hours. Of course, considering how many Explorer II watches containing this movement were produced in 22 years, the need for maintenance depends on the specific situation.

Although they are actually the same watch, for years, Explorer II 16570 watches have various serial numbers, with slight differences between these serial numbers. The polar dial model you see in this article is the Y serial number, while the black dial is the F serial number.