Most Popular Black and Blue Rolex GMT-Master II

One of the most popular Rolex oyster pro sports watches of the past few years is the 116710BLNR GM-Master II “Batman,” so called because of its unique blue and black ceramic bezel “Cerachrom.” This was the first steel Rolex watch to include a two-tone ceramic bezel, which has since been supplemented with a blue and red “Pepsi” Cerachrom bezel in 2019 as Rolex updated the overall GMT-Master II collection with various new features, including a new movement. While the Rolex reference 126710BLRO (red and blue bezel) GMT-Master II attracted much of the attention over the last year, it is also joined by this 126710BLNR that is, in essence, an upgraded Rolex Batman. 16518-0225-3
The new 126710 generation Rolex GMT-Master II has upgrades over the previous generation 116710 in a few ways. One feature that is not an upgrade in itself, but a difference in appearance, is the option to match a steel bracelet. For many, that will be the biggest difference between fake Rolex Batman and Batgirl. The previous generation BLNR (the code Rolex uses to refer to the bezel style) was paired with a three-link Rolex Oyster bracelet (with a polished center link), and the new generation BLNR comes paired with an all-steel Jubilee bracelet.
Watch aficionados sometimes disagree vehemently about which bracelet is better or more popular, but my take is that both bracelets have their merits. Some claim that the Jubilee bracelet feels a bit too “old,” but that’s only because it’s mostly associated with more retro Rolex replica watches, as they haven’t been used in Rolex sports lately. The Jubilee style bracelet is incredibly comfortable, and it comes on the same deployant clasp that on the three-link bracelet. As far as I am concerned, the two bracelets are simply two different flavors that both match the GMT-Master II watch equally well. 16518-0225-4
For replica Rolex, having different flavors of the same watch is important — which is why, in 2019, it debuted both the GMT-Master II 126710BLNO and the 126710BLNR. Each is the same watch with the only difference being the colors of the two-tone Cerachrom ceramic bezels and the color of the GMT hands. The bezel itself rotates in both directions, and the 24-hour mark on the bezel is used with the 24-hour GMT pointer on the dial to know the time in other time zones. For this reason, the GM-Master II has always been an ideal choice as a travel watch.