ref 116719 BLRO (2014 – 2018)
In 2005, Rolex celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolex GMT-Master II by introducing the beefier “Super Case” and the Cerachrom ceramic bezel. The bezel was first made in all-black, followed by the blue and black “Batman”.
Finally, in 2014, the ceramic bezel was introduced in the iconic Pepsi colorway, much to the delight of fans. However, as Rolex does, it was not completely what people expected. This new Pepsi model came in 18k white gold, rather than stainless steel. Rumor was it that this was done to keep the demand low, as the Pepsi ceramic bezel were too difficult to produce at the time.
Moreover, its Twinlock crown was replaced with the Triplock system, which features three sealed zones for more robustness. Lastly, this reference was upgraded with the Caliber 3186. With a blue Parachrom hairspring, it can better withstand temperature variations and higher magnetic fields.