Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 116710 BLRO (Blue/Red)
As already stated, the so-called “Pepsi” GMT-Master is still high on everyone’s wish list. Last year, Rolex introduced the blue/black GMT-Master II, which quickly gained the nickname “Batman GMT.” This year, we will hopefully see the “Pepsi GMT,” featuring the classical red/blue configuration, as seen on the GMT 1675 (you can see some very nice examples here). No technical or aesthetic changes, except for the new Cerachrom bezel in red and blue.
Rolex Sea-Dweller II Ref. 116600
When Rolex replaced the old Sea-Dweller 16600 with the humongous Deepsea, it didn’t cause that much of a stir. At first, most enthusiasts were perhaps a bit confused. However, a bit later, when they realized the beloved Sea-Dweller was discontinued, disappointment took over. Many Rolex enthusiasts would love to see a renewed Sea-Dweller that holds the middle ground between the Submariner 116610 and the Deepsea.
Let’s imagine a 40-mm Submariner case, with a ceramic bezel, no magnifier on the date, a helium escape valve on the left side and a depth rating of 1,200 meters (or 4,000 feet). That would be more than enough, and it would beat the Tudor Pelagos (thus ensuring that the old master would no longer be letting let the young Padawan lead). And please Rolex, no more engraved inner-rings like the one on the Deepsea!