The mens fake Rolex GMT Master II 116719 BLRO pulls off the trick common to all Rolex GMT watches: it looks bigger than it is. And then, of course, there’s the two-tone Cerachrom bezel: the signature feature of the GMT Master, it sits high and proud from the case, presenting a perfectly knurled surface for the traveller’s hands to operate. The 40 mm case manages to carry off an extra degree of heft thanks to the lug design, which is slightly flatter and squarer than, say, Rolex’s ‘technical’ Milgauss or Air King models. But luxury watch lovers everywhere understand the care and precision that goes into making this really rather improbable thing. And they’re willing to pay the price that comes with it.
The 24-hour rotatable bezel is the heart of the Swiss-made Rolex GMT Master II copy watch—so I guess you could say this is a luxury watch that wears its heart on its sleeve. The two-tone finish is a work of art in itself. The culmination of a long period of research and development, the ability to have two perfectly demarcated colours on one ceramic bezel is something Rolex itself has never really shouted about.
Incidentally, the original GMT Master II BLRO ‘Pepsi’ (all blue-and-red GMT Masters are called ‘Pepsi’, just as all blue-and-black models are known as ‘Batman’) was actually coloured to represent the company colours of PanAm. The GMT Master II is a traveller’s, ergo a flight, watch, and Rolex worked with PanAm when they first developed this luxury watch.
So, what’s so special about a two-tone bezel? Well, to answer that question you really need to know how ceramic bezels are coloured. The colouring process involves baking a ring of soft green material until it is rock-hard and red as a—well, as the red bit on a Pepsi can. Then half of the bezel is treated with a chemical and heated under pressure until it turns blue. The result is the sharp, shiny, and fade-free bezel that fans of the GMT Master II know and love.
The two colours on the bezel represent day and night (red for day, blue for night)—so a tired traveller can see at a glance whether it’s a good idea to call home when he gets to his hotel. For Rolex fans coming late to the GMT Master party, this unique and perennially popular Rolex has two time zones: the local time zone, which is shown by the standard hour and minute hands, and a home time zone, which is registered with the GMT hand and the 24-hour bezel.
The bracelet and case are in white gold, and the dial is black. Hour markers, hands, and GMT pointer are lumed with blue Chromalight. The case is water resistant to 100 m, and the folding Oysterlock bracelet is in white gold.
Oh, and a pop fact: Clint Eastwood is a massive fan of the two tone bezel Rolex GMT Master replica watch. His personal version is the ‘Root Beer’: a rare colour combo of gold and bronze, which he wore in several of his movies.