Rolex GMT-Master II (ref: 126710BLRO, 126711CHNR, 126715CHNR, 126720 Lefty, 126713GRNR 18K Gold/Steel Two-Tone, 126718GRNR solid 18K gold), Explorer II (ref: 226570)
Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:
Baselworld 2018 Introduction:
The Rolex caliber 3285 was the only new Rolex movement announced at Baselworld 2018.
In Rolex’s own words:
“With 10 patent applications filed over the course of its development, this self-winding mechanical movement is a consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking. Calibre 3285 offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, convenience and reliability. Calibre 3285 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference.” -Rolex.com
3285 vs 3186:
The new caliber 3285 movement replaces the caliber 3186. It has a larger overall diameter allowing for a larger barrel offering a 70 hour power reserve. The caliber 3285 also has the updated Chronergy escapement allowing for 15% more efficiency as per Rolex claims.
Rolex labels the new caliber 3285 as a Superlative Chronometer, claiming that it is two times more precise than an officially certified chronometer with an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day “after casing”. Superlative Chronometer is an in-house version of testing that goes beyond COSC parameters.
Lefty GMT-Master II:
The caliber 3285 is also found in the green bezel left-handed (destro) GMT-Master II (Ref: 126720VTNR) that was announced at Watches and Wonders 2022.
GMT-Master II Gold and TT:
At Watches and Wonders 2023 (March 27, 2023), Rolex introduced the Rolesor GMT-Master II (126713GRNR) two-tone in 904L stainless steel and 18K yellow gold, as well as a solid gold version (126718GRNR). Both of these new timepieces are powered by the cal. 3285.