Rolex GMT-Master II - Ref. 126719BLRO with meteorite dial

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A defining novelty of Baselworld 2019 is this fascinating Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II “Pepsi” presented in 18ct white gold with a meteorite dial.

A highly important aspect of Rolex and Rolex watches is the remarkable versatility of dials that one can configure his or her next Rolex watch with. Just as important as the very existence of this possible diversity is its profound effect on the aesthetics, feel and mood of the timepiece.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

The surprising addition of a meteorite dial has placed the new-for-2019 GMT-Master II “Pepsi” at the center of attention at Baselworld 2019

It is a well-known matter of fact that every Rolex watch has been designed and tirelessly fine-tuned to create the most capable and ideal presentation, one that meets and exceeds the requirements of their discerning owners. However, it is because of the established nature of these achievements that some might feel wary to interfere with a Rolex watch and alter the time-proven perfection of these well-known classics.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

Peerless, outstanding and inimitable. With its unique combination of a red and blue Cerachrom bezel and meteorite dial, the new-for-2019 GMT-Master II exists in its own universe

One shall not worry, though, but witness Rolex undertake these fantastically creative alterations, these exceptionally performed modifications that the 2019 Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II “Pepsi” with a meteorite dial is such a prime example of.

Rolex and extraterrestrial dial materials go back quite a long way, actually. Rolex watches with meteorite dials are extremely rare, highly coveted by collectors and enthusiasts, and well and truly a special way of looking at any ever-green Rolex reference.

Following a few, select Daytona and Day-Date models, the GMT-Master II surprised the world by being the latest Rolex watch collection to receive the privilege of featuring a meteorite dial.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

The uneven texture and unpredictable reflections of the meteorite dial of the new, 18ct white gold GMT-Master II make for an astonishing contrast against the remarkable refinement of the 18ct white gold hour markers and hands

A meteorite dial is indeed a dial that was carefully and skillfully crafted from a meteorite stone or crystal. A variety of manufacturing techniques are used to cut, prepare and treat the base material to elevate it to the famously high quality standards of Rolex, including a special surface treatment used specifically to highlight the special crystal-like structure of the material.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

A piece of extraterrestrial novelty: the texture of every meteorite dial of the latest 18ct white gold GMT-Master II is completely unique and inimitable

The GMT-Master II is an horological icon — in any of its iterations ever made since the 1955 debut of its forebearer, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master. With a solid 18ct white gold case, its dual-tone, 24-hour “travel time” bezel, and a three-link Oyster bracelet crafted from solid blocks of 18ct white gold, it is immediately recognizable.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

At its core, the GMT-Master II is a thoroughly functional timepiece, designed for the pilots and world travellers of the jetset era. With the addition of the so-called “Pepsi” dual-tone bezel and meteorite dial, this horological icon has truly taken on a new character

And yet, perfectly suited for such novel and creative adaptations, such as this reference 126719BLRO.

Powered by the updated, latest generation Manufacture Rolex Caliber 3285, it offers a guaranteed 70 hours of power reserve, replenished by the Rolex Perpetual self-winding mechanism.

Accurate timekeeping is guaranteed by a reworked going train design, a more powerful mainspring and Rolex’s proprietary Chronergy escapement and Parachrom hairspring.

A Superlative Chronometer, every GMT-Master II timepiece is a COSC-certified chronometer that has also successfully passed Rolex’s yet more stringent and complex in-house quality control and accuracy tests.

Rolex GMT-Master II – Ref. 126719BLRO

On the wrist, the 40-millimetre-wide GMT-Master II “Pepsi” in 18ct white gold amazes with its iconic shapes and color palette — now combined with an unexpected component of vital importance and extraterrestrial origins

We would be delighted to present you the GMT-Master II collection in our Rolex Petite Geneve Petrovic boutiques in Budapest, Belgrade and Porto Montenegro.


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