The most obvious change to the current Rolex Batman (ref 126710) is the five link Jubilee bracelet. The original Rolex Batman with an Oyster bracelet (ref 116710) was launched in 2013, and has since been discontinued, along with the black bezel Rolex GMT Master II. To date, current models for both Batman and Pepsi GMT Master watches are only equipped with stainless steel Jubilee bracelets.
Although the bracelet has been updated, both Batman models have the Oysterlock clasp, which features the Easylink comfort system – an extension system that allows the wearer to adjust the bracelet by 5mm without using any tools.
This is one difference that only becomes apparent with a closer look or when both watches are worn on the wrist. The previous Rolex Batman comes with a “Super Case” with fatter lugs and a more prominent shape. The current Rolex Batman comes with a more refined case and thinner lugs. Both still measure 40mm in diameter but the current model has a more tapered shape.