At Watches and Wonders last week, Rolex debuted two new yellow-gold versions of the GMT-Master II with an all-new bezel color combination.

The GMT-Master II is one of the most coveted Rolex professional watches and adding a new bezel color such as black or black and red seemed obvious, as those two variations have been offered before in the past. Instead, Rolex decided to offer an entirely new ceramic bezel color combination of gray and black.

Rolex GMT-Master II Rolesor Ref. 126713GRNR dial close-up

Offered in two references, the GMT-Master II Yellow Rolesor Ref. 126713GRNR consists of 904L stainless steel and 18K yellow gold for $16,450, and the GMT-Master II 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 126718GRNR is presented in solid yellow gold for $38,900.

2023 Rolex GMT-Master II Yellow Gold and Rolesor models

Both of the new GMT-Master IIs come in the same 40 mm diameter case as current GMT-Master IIs, are delivered with black dials, and are equipped with a Jubilee bracelet with Oysterlock clasp and Easylink 5 mm comfort extension.

Rolex GMT-Master II 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 126718GRNR bracelet detail

Rolex’s in-house caliber 3285 still powers the GMT-Master II, which has a second hour hand function that sweeps the dial every 24 hours, thus telling the time in two different timezones, and is good for 70 hours when fully wound.

Rolex GMT-Master II 18K Yellow Gold Ref. 126718GRNR

The gray and black combined with yellow gold or steel and yellow gold is certain to appeal to GMT fans. An all-steel version of the GMT-Master II with the attractive new gray and black ceramic bezel would have been interesting, although for now, it’s reserved just for the two yellow-gold models.


Photos by Rolex.

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