Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126710 BLNR Review (BATMAN)

Posted by Daniel Luczak on 31st Oct 2019

The GMT-Master 2 welcomes another addition to the collection, and it is the stunning Ref. 126710 (Batman). Rolex introduced the GMT-Master II 126710BLRO (Pepsi) at Baselworld in 2018. This year, however, Rolex is introducing a new version of the watch, and it is the ultimate Batman version. Let’s take a look.

What Is the New Look?

The black and blue model was well received, and the audience describes it as a "pleasant" and “desirable” addition to the collection. A gorgeous black dial resides inside a compelling and iconic steel case. The black dial features a blue GMT hand, and the overall case is engulfed inside a bi-color ceramic bezel; black for the nighttime hours and blue for the daytime hours.

What Are the Key Features?

The steel case for 126710 BLNR is 40mm wide (100m water-resistant), and it features a GMT function for a second-time zone. The Rolex GMT-Master II BLNR Batman is exceptionally utilitarian. Rolex used 904L steel for this watch, which is quite more laborious and more robust than the commonly used 316L.

Rolex also used the patented Cerachrom ceramic to create the elegant new bezel for this watch. The Calibre 3285 is fitted inside the watch, and it offers an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. The new movement is an upgrade for this collection.

How Is the New Dial?

The dial does not differ much from the previous versions. However, there is just a slight addition of a small crown logo between "Swiss" and "Made," which indicates that the inner movement has been changed and modified.

The new 126710 BLNR Batman comes pre-equipped with caliber 3285. This movement is one of the latest moves from Rolex. It features:

  • A more efficient escapement and gear train,
  • a longer power reserve (70 hours vs. 48 hours previously),
  • a new variable-inertia balance wheel.

Caliber 3285 is a certified Superlative Chronometer and comes with a 5-year warranty. So that is a piece of good news if you are interested in upgrading your wardrobe with a brand new BATMAN Rolex.

How Is the New Jubilee Bracelet?

We all remember the precious and gorgeous Jubilee bracelet by Rolex. Well, the new 126710 BLNR Batman Rolex comes with a 5-link Jubilee bracelet. It is incredibly comfortable on the wrist and has been described as supple, well-executed, and elegant for all occasions.

Usually, this bracelet comes with dress watches; however, Rolex decided to upgrade it and enhance the overall quality of this bracelet. It now features a solid folding buckle with Oysterlock and 5mm Easylink extension just like most sports models.

How Is It Different from the Pepsi Version?

The steel Pepsi case was slightly redesigned for the new Batman version. New end-links were integrated into the case for a modern look. The lugs are also shorts and more curved than the Pepsi version.

The dimensions of the case are the same as last year. The diameter of the case is 40mm, and it has a height of 12.5mm. It looks just like another sports watch. Rolex also introduced the new Batman version with a revised version of the iconic Jubilee bracelet.

What Do We Have to Say?

The Rolex GMT-Master II “Batman” Ref. 126710 BLNR is available for a price tag of $8,800USD. If you want to spice up your life and wear something elegant with a sport appeal on your wrist, then Rolex Batman is just for you.

However, if you have already purchased your Rolex Batman, you can also spice it up with modern, edgy and stylish watch straps. DaLuca Straps offers an extensive collection of handmade, leather, vintage, and custom made watch straps for all watches and all occasions. Just head over to their leather watch straps or shell cordovan watch straps sections to find the perfect watch strap for you Rolex Batman or watch in general.