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Rolex GMT Master II Everose Rolesor: The New Rolex Rootbeer? | SwissWatchExpo [Rolex Watches]

Rolex GMT Master II Everose Rolesor: The New Rolex Rootbeer? | SwissWatchExpo [Rolex Watches]


From SwissWatchExpo…
Spotlight on: the Rolex GMT-Master II in Everose and Oystersteel. Is it the new Rootbeer? Three new versions of the GMT-Master II made
waves in last year’s Baselworld: the Pepsi in Oystersteel, with a Jubilee bracelet;
the first solid Everose Gold GMT model; and its two-tone, Oystersteel and Everose
Gold sibling. The last one is officially called the Rolex
GMT-Master II Everose Rolesor ; but it has a passing resemblance to the sorely missed
Rolex GMT-Master Rootbeer, which was discontinued in the 2000s. Can the Everose Rolesor be considered the
new Rootbeer? Check out the similarities and differences
between the two, so you can decide. Rolex’s patented 18k rose gold alloy, the
Everose gold, made its first appearance in the GMT-Master II line last year. The two-tone version, reference 126711 (one
two six seven one one) CHNR, is officially called the Rolex GMT-Master II Oystersteel
and Everose Gold. A mouthful right? That it can be called a modern “Rolex Rootbeer”
is still in contention. What makes it particularly debatable is that,
instead of a gold and brown bezel seen on the traditional Rootbeer, the latest model
has a chocolate brown and black bezel. Rootbeer or not, it’s a handsome watch.
The bezel’s colors are deeply saturated, and the demarcation of brown and black are
very crisp. The molded numerals and graduations on the bezel are coated rose gold with PVD,
resulting in subtle shine. Aside from its bezel, what else separates
it from previous models of the Rootbeer? It’s equipped with a new version of the
GMT-Master II movement, Caliber 3285 (three two eight five). It benefits from Rolex’s Chronergy escapement,
which has an improved geometry over the traditional Swiss lever. The result is better efficiency
and a power reserve of 70 hours, instead of 48. The model’s dial is only available in black,
with the familiar Maxi dial design, this time with rose gold outlined markers and hands. sharp eyes will also notice a small Rolex
coronet between the “Swiss Made” text at 6 o’clock. This is a visual indicator
that the model is using Caliber 3285, and not the older 3186 (three one eight six). Since the model has a Cerachrom bezel, it
will have larger crown guards and a beefier looking case compared to previous Rootbeer
models with aluminum insert bezels. So what actually makes a Rolex GMT-Master
watch, a “Rootbeer”? The first Rolex Rootbeer appeared in the early 1960s, when the reference
1675/3 (one six seven five three)was released. From pure steel and solid gold models, Rolex
launched combined steel and yellow gold styles, one of which came with a brown dial and brown
bezel. The latter’s bezel would later become bi-color,
with a combination of brown and tan or cream. The combination of these hues resembled the
popular drink, hence its now iconic nickname. The Rolex GMT-Master Rootbeer disappeared
from the Rolex line-up sometime in the 2000s, but remained very much in demand in the pre-owned
market. Rolex has not declared the 2018 Rolex GMT-Master
II Everose Rolesor as an updated version of the Rootbeer, but one can definitely see the
similarities in their DNA, and their passing resemblance. Whether or not one considers it the new Rootbeer,
the new two-tone GMT-Master II is a standout watch for sure, while the Rootbeer models
of the previous years will remain classics for decades to come. Want to learn more about Rolex watches?
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