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So jumping right into the dial, we have the standard Rolex black dial, rather, the sports piece black dial with the maxi hour markers, which are the circular hour markers with indices at the six, nine, and the triangular 12:00 position. These are all lume-filled, so it's filled with a highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence so you have easy visibility at night, being able to see the glow in the dark from the hour markers, the hour hand with the Mercedes hour hand, and the minute hand, as well, along with the additional GMT hand, as this is a GMT watch with the lume at the triangular tip, as well. One thing to mention specifically for this GMT-Master II is we have the GMT-Master II name in a brown text. This watch is actually sort of a throwback calling back to the original 1970s Root Beer, which had the sort of brown coloring, as you see here on the bottom of the bezel, but also paired with either a full brown bezel or even a brown and tan sort of half-half. And that was the really early models that had the full brown, and then they moved on to the half brown, half tan, with the actual 24-hour scale being in a brown, as well. And the other addition was that for the dial, back then you had the choice between a beautiful brown sunburst dial or also a black dial, as you see here. Unfortunately for this model, this updated model, we're only looking at the black dial. There's no available brown dial. And for the bracelet, we have the oyster-style bracelet, when you also used to have the choice of the oyster or jubilee. But then again, we do have the newer GMT that does have the jubilee bracelet, as well. The Batman is on the jubilee bracelet. So that's pretty nice to take a look at, as well. But for now, going back to the Root Beer at hand, absolutely beautiful watch. As I mentioned, hour markers fashioned in the 18-karat Everose gold. You'll actually see the hint and tones of the Everose gold all throughout the watch, as this is a two-tone watch, the 904L steel, as you can see by the steel in the case, and also the Everose just sorta popping from the hour markers to even the numerals, the 24-hour, the numerals on the 24-hour scale, the crown and even on the bracelet, as well. It all works very nicely, as the original Root Beer was a two-tone yellow gold watch with the brown coloring, but now we have now we have the ability to see that beautiful brown bezel with that Everose gold, and it just looks absolutely gorgeous, and complements each other very, very nicely. So of course we have on the dial, the last thing is just the 3:00 position, we have the cyclops lens on top of the sapphire crystal. And I do apologize about the minute hand blocking here. Let me go ahead and move out of the way so you can see the magnification of that date. There we are. And there we are. So the cyclops lens provides the magnification and protection for the dial, and you can see that 1.5 magnification on the date window itself, making it very easy and very simplistic to read. For the additional GMT hand, which is the additional hour hand, as the GMT allows for the tracking of two additional time zones in conjunction with a 24-hour scaled bezel. The standard GMT, the 116713, is actually the regular standard two-tone GMT. That's actually discontinued now because of the newest are released this year in 2019. It used to have a sort of green colored hand, green colored stick hand, instead of being completely gold, but on the Root Beer, we have this completely Everose gold hand, and this looks absolutely gorgeous with the contrasting against the black and the white from the lume, it just looks very nicely all together. All right, so moving on to the bezel now. The bezel is a Cerachrom bezel, which is also Rolex's fancy way of saying it is a ceramic bezel. It's bidirectional rotatable, and that means you can switch in two, in both sides, so you can go left or right to adjust time zone however you like. Specifically I won't show you how to adjust the time zone in this video. We do have standalone videos on showing you the exact mechanics on how to adjust that time zone yourself. But it is a two colored ceramic bezel, so the brown on the bottom and the black on the top, and that's actually a significant thing. Most people will probably just gloss over it as, oh, looks nice. It's just half brown, half black. A little unique. But actually, it's part of the bezel function, as well. Starting from the six all the way around to the 18, that actually indicates the, for the time zone or wherever the hand is pointing, this is actually daytime, and then the other half, obviously, being black, is nighttime. So small little detail there that some people kinda skip over, but it's actually pretty interesting. The bezel itself is also 18-karat Everose gold, as well. You can see it all around that edge there, nice riveted edges so you can grip it much more easily to adjust the bezel instead of having it slip and slide through your fingers. So you'll be able to grip it easily and also have that beautiful Everose gold all throughout, nicely high polished. All right, so moving on to the case now. As I mentioned before, the case, we have a two-tone case starting from the first link. We have the Everose, the 18-karat Everose gold. and the 904L steel for the rest of the casing. Nice high polish on the Everose gold, but using a brush polish instead on the sides of the, on the the casing of the lugs. Which is kinda interesting in itself, 'cause typically when Rolex does go into a nice high polish for the links themselves, it's usually paired with a high polish on the lugs, but instead they opted to go with a nice sand finish on the lugs itself and then going into the high polish with the center links. So a little bit more sportier than normal, just a tiny touch-up on that. The side of the case, however, is still a high polish, with then the high polish matching very nicely with the bracelet. The sizing of the case, we're looking at 40 millimeters, so from my index finger to my thumb here, that's 40 millimeters in diameter. The side profile, just want to show you that once more. It's a little bit larger than your typical Rolex Sport piece. I mean, comparing to the Submariner, just because it has that additional complication of being able to have that additional hour hand, as I indicated multiple times already. So one thing to mention, so for the Everose gold, the Everose gold is actually a special type of rose gold made by Rolex. Typical rose gold has a additional copper content added to a gold mixture, which sorta gives it that red look. So Rolex's Everose gold is a little bit not as sharp, to say, as other Everose golds on other watches where it's, like, much, much more red. But there's a downside to that. So you can get that very, very, very hard, very beautiful red from the other ones, but that does fade over time. Rolex Everose gold is a little bit, you know, a little bit more pinker. It is not as red as some other brands. But that's because they actually have a different metal mixture that allows it to stay the same color throughout its lifetime. So this Everose gold that you see on the bezel, the crown, on the bracelet, that's gonna stay. That's not gonna fade over time or anything like that. It'll keep that nice, mellow color. And it really does complement the brown on the bezel, and it's just absolutely gorgeous. The 904L steel that Rolex uses is in-house made steel also, as well, so two in-house, so everything in-house made, just absolutely works very, very flawlessly together. The 904L steel actually has a little more shine than the industry standard, which I believe is a 316 steel. Okay, so moving on to the other side of the case now, we have this nice high polish on the crown guards. You can see starting from the crown guards around. And that same patterning down to the bracelet. The Rolex crown logo. One small thing to note. You see those three little dots here right underneath the crown logo? It actually states that this crown is a twin lock double waterproofness system, whereas the dressier watch, such as the Datejust and such, have a twin lock waterproofness system. So additional lock. Not too sure what exactly that means because this watch only still has a wire resistance of 100 meters or 330 feet. Still, that's more than where, that's more than enough for the typical average person. I really doubt most of you are going to be diving with a GMT in your hand. But if you did, that's how far you can go, 100 meters or 330 feet. And that's for the crown, of course, screwed nice and tight in against the case. I've unwound the crown counterclockwise to open it up so I can show you the functions of the crown now. So in the standard position's where you can actually wind the watch. About 15 to 20 winds is all you need to get the watch started once more. Pulling out the crown to the next position will activate a feature for specifically the GMT, and that's the quick hour jump, being able to adjust the hour hand very quickly, very easily. That's to use in conjunction with being able to set the additional time zone. However, the only tiny con is that it doesn't have the instantaneous changing of the date. You have to do two full revolutions, obviously, for a 24-hour period, in order to be able to adjust the date, as you can see, as I've been doing. So let's go ahead and move that back in position there. And in the final position, you'll be able to stop the seconds hand, which has stopped right here, just right below the 9:00 position, and you'll be able to adjust the hands bidirectionally as shown, and it'll also allow you to adjust the additional GMT hand, as well. So moving that back to position here. Let's go to 10 and two. Or two and 10. Close enough, all right. So pushing that back in will start that seconds hand once more. You can see at the 9:00 position, it's starting to move once more. Screw the crown nice and tight against the case. Always make sure that's nice and tight, as you wanna keep that water resistance that I mentioned, again, 100 meters or 330 feet. So moving on to the bracelet now. As I mentioned before, for the previous older style model back from the 1970s, they did have the jubilee option, but this newer updated model only comes on the oyster-style bracelet, but it's still a very beautiful bracelet for this watch. As you can see, nice sand finish, brushed steel on the outer of the three-piece links, center links nicely high polish of that Everose gold going throughout the clasp and moving all the way throughout. It's keeping that same patterning on the links. You can see that very beautiful tapering from the first link and downwards to fit on the wrist very comfortably. Moving on to the clasp now. The clasp is your typical sporty style clasp, which is a safety folding oyster lock, as noted here by the little lock from the Rolex logo. We can open that up. And that sits on top of the folding oyster that opens up, as well, revealing this nicely, beautifully high polish clasp blades with the Rolex name embossed on the clasp blade itself there. So that's how the watch looks opened up. And then closed back down. Of course, obviously nice, beautiful curvature of the clasp so it fits very comfortably on the wrist. All right, so let's go ahead and talk about the movement now. So the movement is housed in this simple oyster case backing. The movement itself has been updated. It is now a 3285 movement, where the previous predecessor ran a 3185 movement. And that's a perpetual mechanical self-winding movement, of course, with the functions of the GMT movement, the stopping the seconds hand and the usage of the hour, standard hour, minute, and seconds hand and changing of the date with the hour hand being shifted 24 hours in a revolution. The precision of this watch, we're looking at plus two, minus two seconds a day, and that's boasted at the 6:00 position here, right underneath that beautiful gold, beautiful brown GMT-Master II logo there, the Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified by Rolex, where Rolex does there own in-house testing after getting Swiss specs testing, where typical COSC specifications, I believe it's plus four? Plus four, or rather, minus four, plus six seconds a day. So Rolex is keeping it very quality, making it a minus two, plus two seconds a day of testing before sending it out, or rather, sending any of their watches out. So what has been updated from the 3285 from the 3185? Well, there's been two major updates and one update that's sort of continuously happening with most of the Rolex movements moving forward is that they changed the escapement to a Chronergy escapement. It's an in-house made escapement made by Rolex. It has a skeletoniza-- It's skeletonized to prevent any additional intertia, so it helps keep precise timekeeping, and also that escapement was also made out of a nickel phosphorus, as well, and that's paired very nicely with the Parachrom blue hairspring, and both of those two things are, help the watch have additional resistance against magnetism, as magnetism does affect the movement of the watch, causes it to run to quickly or too, mainly just too quickly is the key issue with magnetism. The power reserve has been updated, as well. It used to be a 50-hour power reserve. Now we're looking at a power reserve of approximately 70 hours, meaning you can put this watch down on a Friday evening, pick it back up on a Monday afternoon, and it'll be keeping time just fine. All right, now let me actually go ahead and show you this watch on my wrist now. So we're gonna go ahead and find that safety folding oyster clasp, open that up, close that down, and there we are. So as you can see, not your standard Rolex look, but absolutely gorgeous. Just that brown with the Everose gold, just a match made in heaven that no one really thought about, but Rolex did, and how they presented it, absolutely flawless. Just a nice little touch, always love that nice little touch on the coloring of the GMT-Master II there, as other models such as the 50th anniversary Sea-Dweller has a little touch of red for its model. It just looks absolutely nice just to have that little bit of contrast. The brown just looks absolutely gorgeous throughout. 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