Rolex GMT Master 2 (116710BLNR): The Timepiece Fit for a Dark Knight

 

Are you on a hunt for a luxury watch exuding a fusion of blue, black, and badass themes? Then the Rolex GMT Master 2 (116710BLNR) fits the bill. No wonder, it is also called Batman. Let's discover more about this enchanting timepiece below and how it can give your overall look a ‘Dark Knight’ accent.

 

While the GMT has constantly commanded reverence from Rolex owners, it is the GMT Master 2 that has been capturing the hearts of buyers since the mid-2000s. Maybe you're wondering what makes this model special? Well, these are the new movements, 'super cases', ceramic bezels, and hardcore nicknames such as 'Dark Knight', 'Black & Blue', and 'Rolex Batman'. 

 

 

The Swiss watchmaker further reinforced its winning streak with the 2013 debut of the GMT-Master II 116710BLNR. Over the years, various materials, colours, features, and details were seen on GMT-Masters over the years. However, they changed the game on the 116710BLNR with the presence of black and blue shades on the same bezel for the first time. In short, it is a rare exception to the rule in the world of Rolex design. 

 

The 116710BLNR achieved its signature look through confounding the traditional wisdom regarding ceramic. Rolex came up and patented a production methodology enabling the first layer of blue ceramic to be deposited over the expanse of the bezel. Though a partial firing sets the material, the watchmaker's craftsmen eliminate the assembly just before the blue ceramic assumes its ultimate form. While it is still porous and granular, it is impregnated with black ceramic particles and fired to completion. 

 

 

Upon completion of the cook-off, the numeral wells and index of the bezel are coated with platinum. Diamond tools are also utilised to give the ceramic a high-gloss finish. Like all Cerachrom ceramics, the finish is ensured to be as tough as the sapphire crystal placed over the dial. And since scuff and scratch resistance are superb, the Rolex Batman is able to sustain its factory-fresh face through the years. 

 

Apart from the bezel, the 116710BLNR integrates the winning formula that has paved the way for the current 'six digit' GMT-Master 2 the most finely finished and advanced GMT to date. Its premium feature is the high-gloss lacquered dial that perfectly complements to the bezel's gloss gleam. In order to keep a consistent colour scheme, Rolex also adds a blue GMT hand. What's more, there are 'Mercedes' cathedral hands and 18-karat white gold applied indexes that give a high-end finishing kit and protect against long-term corrosion. 

 

 

Rolex also fortified the wrist presence of its pilot watch without expanding the case's diameter. The conventional 40mm is still at its narrowest points abreast of the bezel, so the 'super case' GMT wears and looks larger due to the huge crown protectors, enlarged case shoulders, and flared lugs. Simply put, the iconic Rolex Batman epitomises as much visual impact and heft as something like an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm or a Vacheron Constantin Overseas. However, Rolex will continuously fit wrists reared on the standard 40mm Oyster cases. 

 

The early GMT-Master references were single time zone timepieces featuring permanently coupled 12 and 24-hour hands. However, the 116710BLNR’s hour indicators can be independently set. Simply turning the bi-directional bezel enables you to read a third time zone at a glance. And when it comes to the additional refinements, you will love the COSC’s “Swiss Chronometer” certification. This distinction comes standard in all Rolex automatic or perpetual movements, but it is worth mentioning that each GMT-Master since the line’s launch in 1955 has been chronometer-certified. 

 

As with all modern Rolex Oyster series watches, the bracelet of GMT integrates Rolex’s patented 904L stainless steel. What makes this blend special is that it holds a better finish than the industry-standard 316L grade. You will be delighted with this refinement, as it exudes luxury in every angle. And if you’re going to ask us, we definitely love it! Additionally, the Oyster bracelet boasts of an alternating brushed and polished finish. There is also a milled Oysterclasp with Easylink tool-free adjustment that feels like a small steel ingot and allows 5mm of tool-free micro sizing. 

 

 

The Rolex GMT Master 2 (116710BLNR) will fulfil your fantasy of slaying that dapper Dark Knight-look. We offer it with Rolex factory boxes, manuals, papers, and accessories here at Time4Diamonds. And the best part is, you can buy it at the best market prices. We also have other Rolex makes and models in stock. So, we invite you to browse our huge inventory today!