The Rolex GMT Master II with red and blue bezel- also known as Rolex Pepsi bezel- is a classic sports watch. The face of this timepiece is one of the most recognizable designs on the planet, but just a few people know that it was designed as an aviation watch and it was inspired by PanAm airlines.
Even though the Rolex GMT Master II with red and blue bezel hasn’t been manufactured continuously since its launch, in 2014 Rolex decided it was time to reintroduce it by enhancing its charm with sleek forms and innovative materials. Its newer face fascinates and it invites fans to discover the border between style and adventure.
Case and Crystal
The case of the authentic Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Bezel is manufactured out of 18 k white gold. Of course, this is something truly impossible when we are referring to replica watches so the best you will ever find online is a full solid stainless steel case. Also, the case of this Rolex watch measures 40 mm in diameter. Beware of different sized Pepsi Rolexes. The crystal should always be sapphire and feature a 2.5 Cyclops lens over the date.
The dial of the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Bezel isn’t the most interesting part of the watch. It is actually the usual GMT Master II dial- it has a black matte finish, oversized hour markers with luminescent coating, the regular 4 hands and the date window at the 3 o’clock position. What you should pay attention to on the replica watch are the second time zone which must be in red color and the font of the date window. The blue and red bezel completes the look of the dial. It adds a certain touch of modern sophistication. This is actually a cerachrom bezel which is a very difficult to manufacture two-tone ceramic bezel on which the colors will never fade off, scratch or deteriorate. Unfortunately, this type of bezel isn’t available on replicas. The best fakes you will ever find online will come with a regular ceramic bezel.
Bracelet and Clasp
The bracelet and the clasp of the Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi bezel are made from 18 k white gold. These are incredibly refined and resistant. Needless to say, the replica should be made from full solid stainless steel. Plus, the band should have at the inside the serial number and on the clasp there should be the Rolex name and logo.
Buttons and Functionality
The Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi, just like any other GMT Master II model, shows the time in two different locations. One is for the reference country and it is displayed by the usual hour hand and the second one is for the country where you are traveling and it is displayed by the red longer red hand. All good replicas should have this function available. Furthermore, even though the original mechanism is out of reach, a decent quality fake should be equipped with a 21 jewels Japanese Miyota automatic movement or a 25 jewels Swiss ETA self-winding mechanism. The power reserve should be about 20-24 hours.