When the luxury replica Rolex GMT-Master first appeared in 1955, it sport the iconic red and blue bezel that is now so closely associated with the collection. As with most things Rolex, this special bezel picked up its own nickname—the Pepsi—since it shared the same red, white, and blue colors of the soda logo. There have been several amazing and popular replica GMT-Master Pepsi models since its inception.
While the inaugural GMT-Master came equipped with the red and blue “Pepsi” bi-color bezel, future models were also available with other bezel colors. However, since we’re in the market for the Pepsi version, the options are as follows.
Firstly, there’s the GMT-Master ref. 6254, which is the very first reference. On early models, its Pepsi bezel was actually made from Bakelite, but because of its fragility, it was soon replaced with aluminum. Secondly, another red, white, and blue bezel can be seen on the famous GMT-Master ref. 1675. With a production run of over 20 years, there are many other GMT-Master ref. 1675 Pepsi models to choose from. Yet another Pepsi GMT-Master is the ref. 16750, which provides the quickset function. And finally, the last GMT-Master is the ref. 16700 with sapphire crystal.
Do you know the difference between the GMT-Master and GMT-Master II you ask? There are several, but the major one is how the pair of hour-hands works. On the GMT-Master II, the main hour hand and the 24-hour hand can be set independently from each other.
It’s worth mentioning that aside from the digits portion of the reference numbers, there are sometimes lettering too. If the reference number includes “BLRO”, it means it comes with blue and red bezel since “BL” is for “Bleu” and “RO” is for “Rouge”.
Right off the bat, you probably already know that there’s no current steel version of the Pepsi GMT-Master II. There’s only a white gold version, which we’ll go into details below. Therefore, for a stainless steel GMT-Master with a red and blue bezel, it has to be from a discontinued reference number. There are the vintage models—which have to be more than 30 years old to qualify as vintage—in addition to more modern ones.
Speak to a replica Rolex GMT-Master fan, and they’ll possibly let you know that the new Rolex GMT-Master II with a blue and red Cerachrom bezel in stainless steel was one of the most welcomed watches revealed. That’s because until now, the only choice of a ceramic blue and red bezel was on the 18k white gold GMT-Master II fake watch. This is certainly out of reach for most people. You have one. For the red, white and blue Rolex, GMT-Master Pepsi comes in a variety of colors. From everyone here, we hope you and your family have a happy and healthy time!