Our First Celebrity Sighting of the New Steel GMT-Master II Pepsi

A couple of months ago we published an article highlighting some celebrities wearing the new 2018 Rolex watches, including the Everose GMT-Master II and the Everose Daytona Rainbow. However, there was one new important Rolex watch that was missing from the list. This was the new stainless steel GMT-Master II Pepsi. Since then, we’ve been on the lookout for a celebrity wearing this coveted Rolex novelty and we’ve finally spotted one! It’s on the wrist of none other than television star, comedian, actress, and mega Rolex collector, Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen DeGeneres Wearing the New Steel GMT-Master II Pepsi

For those who know a little about celebrity Rolex collectors, it probably isn’t surprising that Ellen would add the 2018 GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO to her impressive watch collection, which includes mostly Rolex and Patek Philippe watches.

The famous TV star with her daily television show has worn plenty of incredible Rolex watches. These range from vintage Daytona Paul Newman and Submariner watches to modern platinum Day-Date and Everose Yacht-Master models. And on one of her shows last week, we were delighted to see Ellen DeGeneres wearing the new steel GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO, which Rolex unveiled at Baselworld 2018.

This new GMT-Master II made plenty of headlines earlier this year as the first steel GMT-Master II to feature the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel in Cerachrom ceramic. While we’ve already spotted Ellen wearing the white gold GMT-Master II with the Pepsi bezel, we immediately recognized this as the steel version due to its Jubilee bracelet. As you may already know, the steel GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO is exclusively available with the five-link Jubilee bracelet and not with the sportier three-link Oyster bracelet. The steel version made its debut alongside the full Everose GMT-Master II ref. 126711 CHNR and the two tone Everose and steel GMT-Master II ref. 126715 CHNR. All three GMT-Master II watches represent the new generation of the famous Rolex pilot watch. They’re all equipped with the new Caliber 3285 automatic movement with increased power reserve of 70 hours.

As with most new Rolex sports models, the waitlist for the new steel GMT-Master II Pepsi is long. But there’s nothing like celebrity status to get you ahead of the pack. And now that we’ve seen Ellen wearing one, we’re anticipating a lot of celeb sightings of the new GMT-Master II ref. 126710BLRO.