Adding to the frenzy caused by the release of the GMT Master II ‘Pepsi’ last year —read about the current Rolex GMT Pepsi pricing bubble here—, a new iteration of the Rolex GMT Master II in 18K white gold was just released sporting a meteorite dial that makes it appear a lot like the rare GMT Master ref. 6542 ‘Albino’. While we are not the biggest fans when it comes to Rolex meteorite dials, we need to admit that in the metal and outside of the showcase, the watch is very nice. Now, would we take this one over the discontinued white gold ‘Pepsi’ with black dial? Absolutely, not.
Things to Know About the Watch
The new Baselworld 2019 Rolex GMT Master II 'Pepsi' Meteorite Dial ref. 126719BLRO does not replace the 18K white gold model with blue dial ref. 126719BLRO that was presented last year. The new Meteorite Pepsi maintains the same case proportions at 40 mm and is powered by the same new automatic calibre 3285. Thankfully the speculation that the blue dial white gold GMT had been discontinued months after its release is now settled as Rolex confirmed it is still in production.
Unlike other GMTs, the dial features a white gold frame around the date aperture at 3 o’clock. We don’t like this feature as it makes the watch look outdated and a little bit too flashy.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and with nice presence. While this particular release seems to not be very cohesive with what Rolex has been doing in the last couple of years, it adds yet another element of excitement to the already hyper-hyped GMT Master II ‘Pepsi’. Gentlemen, prepare your wallets as it’s very likely that you’ll only be able to get this one paying a premium.
Sticker Price CHF 36,600 Swiss Francs —approximately $37,000 USD. For more info on Rolex click here.