VIDEO: Revisiting the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’ in Everose Rolesor with Oyster Bracelet VIDEO: Revisiting the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’ in Everose Rolesor with Oyster Bracelet

VIDEO: Revisiting the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’ in Everose Rolesor with Oyster Bracelet

Andrew McUtchen

Editor’s note: In preparation for an epic upcoming article that tracks a year on the wrist with the Rolex Root Beer, we thought we’d revisit this video that comprehensively positions it among its 2018 crop of sports watches. Watch it for side by side comparisons with the Full Everose version and the Pepsi, which largely hogged the limelight in the beginning. It’s a great refresher on the model, before the soon-to-be-dropped deep dive into what it’s like to own and wear the model on a regular basis. The interesting thing to note from the copy below, which was written when we released the video, is that at the time this model was largely overlooked by the media.

There was intense scrutiny and hysteria around the Pepsi, and the Full Everose version emanated a glow akin to the opened suitcase in Pulp Fiction. It gives me a wry smile to read the last line: “I’m sure that once the Pepsi sugar high has worn off a little, the glittering Rolex GMT-Master II in Oystersteel and Everose will have its time in the sun, but we thought we’d shine a little light on it early.” This proved prophetic, with the Root Beer now among the most desirable Rolex models on the planet. 

In the wee hours of this morning in March 2018, as I was recording this voice-over, it occurred to me that the only watch from the new Rolex GMT-Master II collection currently not receiving a massive amount of coverage at Basel 2018 was the one in the middle – with both Oystersteel and Everose elements, the two-tone, or as Rolex call it, Rolesor model.

The Rolex GMT-Master II Everose and Oystersteel Root Beer, a sleeper hit from Basel 2018.

It just so happens that, at this point in time, it’s the one I’m most fixated on. I think, without stealing too much of my own thunder, it’s the way that all the colours, finishings, materials, and fine details come together – and play off one another. I’m sure that once the Pepsi sugar high has worn off a little, the glittering Rolex GMT-Master II in Oystersteel and Everose will have its time in the sun, but we thought we’d shine a little light on it early.

Pricing of the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’ in Everose Rolesor with Oyster Bracelet

RRP of the Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’ in Everose Rolesor with Oyster Bracelet is $20,850