OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT-MASTER II EVEROSE
EVEROSE’S WARM CARESS
Two new versions made of Everose gold have joined the legendary GMT-Master II collection, with two time zones, a new movement made by Rolex and an original two-colour ceramic bezel.
After a first look at the new Rolex watches, some visitors with lively and gourmet imaginations affectionately dubbed them “ristretto and cappuccino”, since the two Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Everose watches, with their two-colour Cerachrom ceramic bezel, recall the colour of coffee.
The brand did indeed choose two totally original colours to adorn the ring around the revolving unidirectional bezel, which is made of Cerachrom – a type of ceramic developed by Rolex and famous for its resistance to scratches and UV rays – and in a deep black (for evening and night) and latte brown (for the daytime) colour. The figures, dots and triangular marker that go to make up the 24-hour scale have been moulded with pink gold using the PVD technique.
On the black lacquered dial of the GMT-Master II Everose, the geometric hour markers and hands are made of pink gold and white Chromalight, Rolex’s in-house lume, with a blue glow. In the centre, three hands show local time, the minutes and seconds, while a more slender hand with a phosphorescent triangle at the tip displays the reference time along the scale marked out on the bezel. The date, meanwhile, is easy to read with the Cyclops magnifying lens incorporated into the sapphire glass and synchronised to local time.
The 40mm-wide Oyster cases are watertight down to 100m and dressed in Everose, a pink gold made by Rolex with lasting radiance. One of the models comes in Oystersteel, a 904L steel, and features a few touches of Everose gold on the bezel, dial, crown and on the central links of the strap. The other is entirely forged in the warm precious metal.
With a total of ten patent applications, the automatic calibre 3285, officially certified as a Superlative Chronometer – a guarantee of quality introduced by Rolex – drives the displays on these two Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II Everose watches and provides a power reserve of 70 hours.
Price: 13,400 CHF (Oystersteel and Everose) – 35,000 CHF (Everose)
By Sharmila Bertin
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