Quick Take

The GMT-Master is back again this year and with a slight upgrade – in white gold with*a Meteorite dial. If you remember from last year, Rolex released the GMT in steel with a Jubilee bracelet to replace the white gold version that came out in 2014. But the white gold version was not entirely discontinued; they released a white gold version with blue dial last year too.
This year the white gold version with Oyster bracelet is back again but with a Meteorite dial. People love the GMT Pepsi (you still can’t get the GMT in steel – just ask any of your local ADs) and last year the Jubilee bracelet gave it a little extra oomph. This year's version is exactly the same as last year’s model, measuring 40mm in diameter with a blue and red Cerachrom bezel, and the COSC-certified automatic caliber 3285 movement,*but in white gold with an Oyster bracelet.
Initial Thoughts

While there is nothing technically “new” about this watch, it is still nice to see Rolex do what they do best – make minor tweaks to existing classics. And while Meteorite dials are nothing new to Rolex, it is the first time they have used Meteorite on a GMT. Meteorite is a piece of a meteor that has fallen to the Earth’s surface; it is mostly iron and nickel. I believe the first time Rolex used this unusual material on their watches was with the Daytona in white gold, but it is consistently seen on Datejusts and other models throughout. The GMT is an unusual choice for a Meteorite dial, but then again, travel is a luxury and so is a Rolex.
The Basics

Brand: Rolex
Model: GMT-Master II
Reference Number: 126719 BLRO
Diameter: 40mm
Case Material: White gold
Dial Color: Meteorite
Indexes: Applied white gold
Lume: Chromalight on hands and hour markers
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: White gold Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock*
The Movement

Caliber: 3285
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT, date
Diameter: 28.5mm
Power Reserve: 70 hours *
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 31
COSC Chronometer Certified *
Additional Details: Rolex filed 10 patents related to this caliber; utilizes the Chronergy escapement; regulated to +2/-2 seconds per day
Pricing & Availability

Price: CHF 36,600
Availability: TBD
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