January 25, 2009

Rolex GMT Master IIc Review

Rolex GMT Master
Rolex GMT Master IIc Watch

The Rolex GMT Master IIc mens watch is stunning. The most noticeable and talked about change is the ceramic bezel. This type of ceramic is extremely durable, very resistant to abrasions and discoloration. If you are familiar with the old version you will also notice the the Maxi Dial (previously only available on the 50th Anniversary Sub), larger lumed indices. This watch will glow all night long! It also now features the Trip-Lock system giving a greater water resistance rating, another improvement borrowed from the Submariner. The Green text and GMT hand add a nice subtle touch of class. The movement is Rolex’s 3186 featuring a Parachrom-Blu Hairspring, 31 jewels, and a 50 hour power reserve. The bracelet now has solid links, giving the watch an overall nice weight.

Pros -  Ceramic bezel, Maxi-Dial, solid links, Parachrom-Blu Hairspring

Considerations - Not a fan of polished center links, would like to see 22mm bracelet to better match the larger case at the lugs.

Specifications & Dimensions:
Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40mm
Bezel: Ceramic
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black 
Bracelet: Steel
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Automatic 
Water Resistant: 100m


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