Over the course of the last several years, South African comedian, Trevor Noah has experienced a massive rise in fame, quickly becoming one of America’s biggest late night stars. For Noah, the American dream is alive and well — the 34-year old is hosting Comedy Central’s famous satirical The Daily Show, released a critically acclaimed book, and was just named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Things are going well for Noah. So well in fact, he’s been spotted wearing an awesome new watch that just about everyone here at Bob’s Watches would like to get their hands on — the Rolex Everose GMT-Master II (ref. 126715CHNR). Let’s take a closer look!
It’s certainly fitting that this TV host and international jet-setter owns a GMT. Originally designed for Pan Am Airways during the mid 1950s, the Rolex GMT-Master was created to help crews on long haul flights keep track of two different time zones. Modern Rolex GMT watches are now capable of simultaneously tracking three different time zones with the help of their independently-adjustable hour hands; however to this day, you can still set the watch to display one time zone and simply turn the rotating bezel to reference another. But — we’ll get back to that beautiful bezel in a minute.
First, we have to take a look at this pink gold watch. Rolex doesn’t just call it Everose for marketing purposes; the 18k pink gold alloy is a proprietary blend created by Rolex’s in-house foundry, which has been specifically engineered to not discolor or lose its warm pink hue after prolonged exposure to the elements. Rolex has used their proprietary pink gold for the entire Everose GMT-Master II — from its 40mm case to its classic Oyster bracelet.
Contrasting against that pink gold is a black dial featuring Rolex’s traditional sport hour markers (also craft from Everose), which have been finished with Chromalight, Rolex’s proprietary, long-lasting blue luminescent material. Like other contemporary GMT-Master II watches, Noah’s reference 126715CHNR is fitted with Rolex’s signature, “Mercedes” hands, which are also craft from Everose gold and finished with Chromalight for maximum visibility.
But the highlight of this unique GMT-Master II is really that knock-out, two-color ceramic bezel. Using brown and black as a handsome contrast to the pink gold, Rolex created this split-color look — starting with black at the top half of the bezel and a rich brown tone for the lower half. Engraved right into the ceramic insert are numerals and graduations in matching Everose gold, ensuring that the wearer can still use this opulent timepiece to keep track of a second (or third) time zone on its 24-hour scale.
Besides looking great, Rolex’s Everose GMT-Master II is also highly functional. Of course it can simultaneously keep track of three different time zones; however its Triplock winding crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and screw-down Oyster case also enable this luxurious traveler’s watch to withstand depths of 100 meters underwater. Keeping it all ticking on the inside is Rolex’s new generation of self-winding movement (Calibre 3285), which is Superlative Chronometer-certified and features an upgraded 70-hour power reserve.
At the end of the day you don’t need to be a jet-setter or a diver to appreciate this watch. You don’t even have to be a wildly famous comedian — you just have to have good taste.