Rolex GMT-Master II Review
Hey everyone. Welcome back to #AskBRP. This is episode #23. As always I’m your host Seth. This week I am going to review one of my favorite Rolex watches, the GMT-Master II. More specifically this GMT is two tone, meaning it’s stainless steel and 18k yellow gold. This is the most updated model with the large ceramic bezel.
The first thing you notice when you look at this watch is the ceramic bezel. The bezel itself is 18k yellow gold with a black ceramic insert. As you can see it has 24 hour markings throughout the bezel and you can turn it both clockwise and counter clock wise, but we’ll get into the functions of the watch a little later. Rolex has been adding ceramic bezels to a lot of their sport watches in recent years. It looks better and is more resistant to scratches.
The second thing I notice when I pick up this watch is the way the stainless steel and yellow gold balance perfectly. There isn’t too much steel and not enough gold, and vice versa. The two compliment each other very well. The idea behind a two tone watch is that you get the best of both worlds. You can wear this watch with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt or you can put it under the sleeve of a suit. Both are appropriate.
The last thing I notice about the appearance of this watch is the black “maxi” dial. It is considered a maxi dial because the markers are larger than standard. This gives the watch a larger look without actually being larger. As you can see, next to my watch, the Milgauss, the GMT looks much bigger, but they are actually the same size in diameter, 40mm. It’s amazing how small changes in design can create big results.
The GMT-Master II is more than just a pretty watch. It has great functionability. Of course, as most watches do, it tells the time and shows you the hours, minutes, and seconds. But the main purpose of the GMT is to tell multiple time zones at the same time. So how it works is there is a 4th hand in green. This is the “home time” hand. Instead of advancing throughout the dial in 12 hours, it takes 24 hours. So you set this hand to your home time zone. Then when you travel you can easily adjust the classic hour hand to the local time zone. The watch was designed with pilots or frequent flyers in mind. But what makes the Rolex GMT-Master even more unique is that because the bezel is rotatable, you can actually tell 3 time zones at the same time. By rotating the bezel you can actually add a third time zone. Pretty cool right? And of course, like all Rolex Oyster watches, it is certified to go underwater up to 300ft.
So that’s it for today’s episode. Hopefully you learned a little bit about the Rolex GMT Master. Remember to follow me on Instagram @bocaratonpawn, like us on Facebook.com/bocapawnshop and check out our Snapchat: brpluxury. Thank you guys for watching and see you next week.