Wrist Watching: Mark Wahlberg Wears A Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Root Beer’
by Nick Gould
Wahlberg also owns quite a collection of watches, particularly favoring pieces in precious metals, and has a penchant for watches set with rare stones. He owns many different Rolexes (see one here) and was spotted by our friends at Time+Tide with an iced-out Patek Philippe Nautilus.
He recently uploaded a video to his Instagram account. In it, Wahlberg was wearing a watch released at Baselworld 2018 that has only just begun delivery to retailers.
Which one? The Rolex GMT-Master II “Root Beer” reference 126715CHNR.
While the stainless steel GMT-Master II with Pepsi bezel on Jubilee bracelet got a lot of attention at Baselworld 2018 – not all of which was entirely positive as the Quill & Pad team discussed in our traditional post-Baselworld round table – the other new soda-pop color scheme release generally got the thumbs up from critics and fans, including our team.
This version of the Rolex classic resembles the colorways of the old GMT-Masters, which were nicknamed “Root Beer” because of their brown-and-yellow bezel inserts.
Wahlberg was wearing the new 18-karat pink gold – “Everose” in Rolex parlance – version with matching bracelet. Its distinctive half-brown-and-black Cerachrom bezel is visible in his picture.
For more information on the watch, please visit www.rolex.com/watches/gmt-master-ii/m126711chnr.
Quick Facts Rolex GMT Master II Reference 126715CHNR “Root Beer”
Case: 40 mm, 18-karat pink (Everose) gold
Movement: automatic Caliber 3285 with blue Parachrom hairspring, approx. 70 hours power reserve, Superlative Chronometer certificate (C.O.S.C. plus Rolex certification after encasing)
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds; second time zone, 24-hour indication
Price: $36,750 / €33,400
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