While the Rolex GMT-Master has been around since 1954, the ‘Batman’ is the latest addition to the collection, featuring a now-iconic black and blue ceramic bezel. Like “the dark knight,” it was these bold colors that earned it a cute nickname after its 2013 release. While batman Rolex may have a short history, it is actually diverse and interesting. The replica Rolex batman GMT-master II is an instant classic, and with recent upgrades, it has gained more appreciation from the entire luxury watch community. Let’s take a better look at the important milestone of the “batman” Laureus GMT-master II.
When the Rolex Batman was launched at Baselworld 2013, everyone took notice. Not only was the blue and black bezel a really contemporary and cool iteration of the dual-toned bezel that we’ve come to realize and love from the GMT-Master collection, but it was also the first of its kind. Rolex replica had already been using ceramic in their bezels for about ten years, but it wasn’t until the Batman GMT that they were able to use this tricky material to create a two-tone bezel.
The result was a rich and saturated, bi-color bezel that would be much stronger and hold color exponentially better than its previous aluminum counterparts. Not only was the original Batman – the ref. 116710BLNR – the first bi-color ceramic bezel, but it was also the only one available on a stainless steel GMT watch for a few years. That’s because, at the same time, Rolex moved their red and blue Pepsi GMT from all stainless steel to 18K platinum.
While some people adore this gorgeous update to the fan-favorite Batman GMT-Master II, others still favored the Oyster bracelet, saying that it went against the inherent sportiness of the GMT-Master collection. Either way, the all-new Jubilee bracelet assisted differentiate this new generation of Rolex replica watches from the brand’s various other Professional watch collections.
Beyond the new Jubilee bracelet, the case of the new ref. 126710BLNR GMT-Master II has also been redesigned for a pretty more refined feel on the wrist. Technically speaking, it’s the same 40mm case diameter, but the 126710BLNR is designed to feel a bit thinner and more rounded on the wrist, while the case of the ref. 116710BLNR is a little more angular and squared-off in its shape.
Another one of the most significant upgrades was the new Cal. 3285 movement featuring the brand’s proprietary Chronergy escapement. The ref. 126710BLNR also features a brand new Chromalight lume on its Maxi dial, which gives the watch a striking blue glow for up to eight hours. As if the dial wasn’t prominent enough, Rolex has an oversized dial for the watch, adding a luminous block and Mercedes-Benz-style hands for a bolder, sportier look on the wrist.