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Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Batman 116710BLNR Luxury Watch Review

Watchuwant is now WatchBox! Subscribe for more great luxury watch content. Shop this watch: https://bit.ly/2Y4LCJ3 Behold Rolex’s “Dark Knight/Batman/Black&Blue.” A certified modern sensation and the most exciting GMT-Master II debut of the last decade, this watch has inspired a litany of hardcore nicknames. The historic GMT-Master II 116710 BLNR is the first Rolex GMT to feature a black and blue color tandem and the first Rolex of any kind to combine two distinct colors on one ceramic bezel. A bezel of Rolex Cerachrom ceramic is the star of this marquee attraction. The unique black and blue GMT-Master II bezel resists scratches and scuffs to maintain an unblemished appearance. The wells that define the numerals and indexes of the 24-hour GMT scale are filled with platinum for radiance and longevity. This bezel takes no fewer than 40 hours to create, and the fabrication process is protected by Rolex patents, so don’t expect to see a rival Omega “Seamaster Superman” anytime soon. The Rolex GMT-Master is the greatest Rolex pilot's watch and one of the all-time "tool watch" greats regardless of manufacturer. This contemporary 116710 BLNR GMT-Master II combines the traditional strengths of a classic model with a ceramic bezel, stout milled clasp, and the latest anti-magnetic automatic Rolex movement. Introduced in 1955 as a joint development with PAN-AM airlines, the GMT-Master was a certified chronometer with a date and a 24-hour hand. The professional functions of the watch were accessed by setting the 24-hour hand to Greenwich Mean Time and using the bidirectional bezel to find the local time when approaching a specific airport. Thereby, pilots could keep their watches synchronized regardless of global location, but the convenience of local time was readily accessible. Since 1983, Rolex has offered the GMT-Master II, which features two independent time zones on its dial and has the ability to calculate a third with the bezel. This 116710 BLNR GMT Master-II features the dual-time Caliber 3186, an automatic chronometer movement with Rolex's latest parachrom blue antimagnetic hairspring. Tougher than its predecessors and just as precise, this is the cutting edge of timing technology in the Rolex professional watch line-up. The Oyster bracelet features Rolex's high-grade 904L stainless steel in brushed and polished finish. Both beautiful and rugged, this combination of Rolex surface treatments is versatile enough for work or play. The Oysterclasp now is milled from solid steel, and the result is a solid impression on the wrist that earlier stamped Oysterclasps can never approach. Its 5mm "Easylink" tool-free adjustment permits quick resizing if a wrist expands or contracts in the course of a day. Available from WatchBox with full factory boxes, papers, and documents of provenance, this Rolex GMT-Master II 116710 BLNR is an outstanding example of a modern Rolex fan phenomenon. Video and content by Tim Mosso.