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Rolex Brings Back The GMT-Master II in New 'Pepsi' and 'Root Beer' Versions

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Last week, just ahead of Baselworld 2018, Rolex unveiled one of its most anticipated releases this year: a new version of the Rolex GMT-Master II with a ‘Pepsi’ bezel. It was unveiled along with new versions of the GMT-Master II with ‘Root Beer’ bezels.

This year’s Pepsi GMT-Master II reference 126710 BLRO comes in stainless steel, with a Jubilee bracelet (which hasn’t been seen on the GMT since its vintage years) with an Oysterlock clasp, and a new caliber: the 3285.


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Meanwhile, the Root Beer GMT-Master II comes in a stainless steel and Everose gold version (reference 126711 CNHR), and an all-Everose gold version (reference 126715 CNHR).


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The Pepsi GMT—so called because of its red and blue bezel—was last released in 2014, in white gold only, leaving some enthusiasts with mixed feelings. It’s widely considered to be the most iconic colorway of the GMT-Master II, as it was originally used by pilots of Pan American World Airways in the 1950s, as intercontinental travel began to explode through to the second half of the 20th century. The red and blue colors were design features that helped Pan Am pilots distinguish day (red) and night (blue) hours as they traveled across time zones. The Pepsi is the OG of GMTs, but until this 2018 release, only a precious metal version was available in Rolex’s catalogue, making it generally inaccessible. Now, we’re getting a more practical version of the brand’s cornerstone travel watch.

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To learn more about these new versions of the Rolex GMT-Master II, visit Rolex’s official website.

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