2016 Rolex GMT-Master II Configurations

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The GMT-Master II has become one of the most sought after models in Rolex's professional line. While there are several notable configurations that have appeared since the GMT-Master was introduced in 1955, the watchmaker only produces certain versions each year. If you are currently on the market for a 2016 GMT-Master II, you can choose from the configurations below in stainless steel, two tone, white and yellow gold.  

Stainless Steel Rolex GMT-Master II Configurations (photo: Rolex/ Erez Attias)
In stainless steel, Rolex offers the GMT with a black dial and either a black bezel (Reference # 116710LN), shown above on the left, or a black and blue bezel (Reference # 116710BLNR), on the right. Known as the 'Batman' the BLNR is a bit harder to get your hands on than the LN. The colors on the bezel help the wearer differentiate between daylight and night time hours when using the bidirectional rotatable 24-hour bezel. All configurations feature an Oyster bracelet with polished center links and an Oysterlock clasp with their Easylink comfort extension.
Two Tone Rolex GMT-Master II and White Gold BLRO GMT-Master II (photo: Rolex)
If you like the look of yellow gold but the practicality of stainless steel, take a look at the two tone stainless steel and yellow gold configuration (Reference # 116713LN) shown above on the left. The bezel is made of yellow gold with a black Cerachrom insert. The green 24-hour hand offers a nice accent color against the black dial and the date aperture is magnified by Rolex's Cyclops lens, standard on all GMT models. To the right is the white gold version (116719BLRO) with a blue and red bezel, commonly referred to as the 'Pepsi' due to its resemblance to the company's logo. You can find a preowned GMT Pepsi in stainless steel online, but at present the white gold version is the only one available direct from the manufacturer.

Yellow Gold Rolex GMT-Master II Configurations (photo: Rolex)
If you're not afraid of a little flash, Rolex offers two yellow gold GMT configurations that truly shine. Available with either a green or black dial, this watch (Reference # 116718LN) combines practical functionality and a classical aesthetic that represents the watchmaker superbly. Like all of the GMT-Master II models shown here, its 40 millimeter case is fitted with a 3186 movement that is manufactured in house by Rolex. This simple yet sophisticated configuration is the perfect option for someone who likes the look of a Submariner but prefers a 24-hour bezel over a 60-minute graduated bezel.

The GMT was designed with travelers in mind, but you don't have to jump timezones to appreciate its simple yet useful complication. Do you work with clients overseas? Does your spouse travel for work? If so, you can keep track of their time alongside your own with this stylish timepiece. If you love the watch but prefer a different bezel, like the 'Coke' or 'Rootbeer', you may want to search the gray market for a pre-owned or vintage version. To find an Authorized Dealer that carries the 2016 models shown above, visit rolex.com.

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