There's always one release that sends Baselworld into meltdown (the world's biggest watch trade fair, if you weren't in the know). That release usually comes from Rolex. However, few realized that the GMT-Master II, 2018's stand out piece, would create this much noise. And better yet, you can now get your hands on it.
Nicknamed the "Pepsi" Rolex by watch geeks worldwide, this rejig of an earlier 1959 model boasts a red-and-blue bezel (that's the Pepsi bit, by the way) on a stainless steel bracelet; a metal that'll withstand the travails of everyday life and stomach-churning accidental knocks against door frames and desks.
What's more, it doesn't cost a fortune, either. While Rolex has long peddled watches that sit in the top tier of haute horlogerie, the GMT-Master II can be yours for a cool CHF8,900 (or somewhere in the neighborhood of PHP480,000). Sure, that figure will still require a spot of saving, but it needn't require a mammoth splash out.
Inquire online at Rolex to get your own.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.