VIDEO: Is the Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR “Rootbeer” the best two-tone watch on the market today?Zach Blass
Two-tone watches were all the rage in the 90s, but today many collectors have shunned the configuration out of fear they will look like Jordan Belfort. But not all two-tone is created equal, and Rolex has came up with a more youthful interpretation. The Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR Rootbeer is a modern take on two-tone, blending Everose gold and 904L stainless steel to create something you would have never seen in two-tone’s hey-day.
The black and brown ceramic bezel creates a really interesting tone, the brown ceramic akin to a cup of coffee with a touch of milk. The 40mm case is still of the maxi era, which benefits its design as the modern lug stance distances the watch from two-tone creations of yesteryear. While it incorporates precious metal into its build, the Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR Rootbeer is every bit as robust as its full steel brethren. It is Trip-Lock secured with 100 metres water resistance and an Everose screw-down crown. As its proprietary blend name suggests, the rose gold is created never to lose its luster and shine – even over the course of active wear. While not as scratch-resistant as rhodium flashed white gold, rose gold is more resistant than traditional yellow gold – a happy medium between the two.
For those who prefer their GMT Master II on an oyster bracelet, you’re in luck! The oyster bracelet features Everose centre links with stainless-steel shoulder links to frame the precious metal. Easylink extension within the highly secure clasp ensures the wearer can fine tune its size and make quick-adjustments at their convenience.
Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR Rootbeer pricing & availability:
The Rolex GMT Master II 126711CHNR “Rootbeer” is available for inquires at authorised dealers worldwide. Not willing to play the waiting game? Bob’s Watches has you got you covered with one of the world’s biggest selections of new, used and pre-owned Rolex watches. Check out their range here.
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