Rolex GMT-Master 2 (ceramic bezel) Wallpapers  2 Comments


Rolex clearly has a strong grip on collectors that support the brand and the lastest developments seems to indicate that its influence will continue to grow. Recent past had seen little changes both in its line up as well as pricing structure. However in 2007, in a step to move with the times, Rolex announced the start of their incremental change to its important models with a completely reworked GMT 2.
The most distinctive element of this watch is the new ceramic bezel which I had thought was Rolex's take on the trend to use ceramics in watches. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the bezel with the new font had modernised its classic diver watch design. All round, the watch hardly bears any resemblance to its earlier sibling in terms of both materials, design and function. Now rated deeper with the triplock system borrowed from the submariner series, the bigger and heavier case sits very nicely on the wrist without being too big as many had originally feared. The bracelet is now completely solid with a completely new clasp that has a double locking mechanism.
The retail price of this watch jumped by at least 30% from the previous model - while substantial, it looks very much worth the amount judging by the overall quality of the watch. Clearly it is no longer a mere tool watch but a high spec luxury sports diver's watch.
For many Rolex fans, the long wait for this model comes as an exciting addition to the brand. As a precursor, it certainly gave fans something to savour before the arrival of the new Deep Sea Dweller due to be delivered at the end of the year.
In the meantime, for fans of the GMT2, you can download a series of wallpapers I have published on this Webpage.
- HT



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