A few years ago, Rolex unveiled their newest pilots watch to the crowd at Basel World: the “Batman” GMT Master II 116710BLNR. It traded the traditional green accents of the reference 116710LN for a highly anticipated black and blue variation.
Since coming to market in 2013, the GMT Master II ref. 116710BLNR, or the “Batman”, has taken the watch world by storm. Equipped with every modern luxury that Rolex has to offer, the Batman GMT includes 904L stainless steel, sapphire crystal, a virtually indestructible Cerachrom GMT bezel, waterproof capabilities up to 100 meters, and a calibre 3186 COSC certified perpetual movement. Rolex’s newest pilots watch is the first reference to offer a two-tone ceramic bezel, a feature that utilizes an incredibly complicated process closely guarded by Rolex. This impressive feat in watchmaking has made the GMT Master reference 116710BLNR a hot commodity.
In addition to its impressive design, another reason for the Batman GMT’s immense popularity is its preference among some of the most influential men in the media.
Batman GMT Master II celebrity sightings:
Perhaps one of the most well-documented owners of the GMT Master II Batman is Australian Open Champion and Rolex brand ambassador Roger Federer. The tennis legend owns many Rolex timepieces. However, upon receiving his Trophy at the 2017 Australian Open Championship, Federer proudly donned a black and blue bezel GMT Master II 116710BLNR on his wrist. What better way to celebrate such an incredible achievement than to wear one of the finest Rolex sports watches on your wrist?
Famous athletes Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema were both recently photographed at press events with a Batman GMT Master II on their wrists. The Batman GMT’s signature blue noir bezel perfectly matches both the Leicester and Real Madrid jerseys, making the Batman a clear choice while representing their respective teams.
Another notable owner of the GMT Master 116710BLNR is notorious watch buff, John Mayer. While photographs of him wearing a Batman GMT aren’t flooding the internet, it’s rumored that Rolex’s newest addition to the GMT Master line is a prized possession in the singer’s watch box. An effortless blend of stainless steel and the distinct two-tone ceramic bezel is a clear choice for the sophisticated Rolex aficionado.
While the process behind creating the handsome black and blue Batman bezel may be involved, it does not go unappreciated. Many have argued that the new Batman variation of the GMT Master II with a black and blue bezel is one of the most popular new references to hit the market. It would be advised not to pass up an opportunity to get your hands on this highly sought-after variation of the GMT Master II.