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Evo India - - BRIEFING | WATCHES -

ROLEX WATCHES ARE NO LESS than Mar­vel su­per­heroes for watch col­lec­tors. So much so that Rolex fans have chris­tened fas­ci­nat­ing nick­names cor­re­spond­ing to the dial or bezel colour of the watches. Of course these names are non official ones but have be­come syn­ony­mous and in­sep­a­ra­ble iden­ti­ties for some of the most wanted watches from Rolex.

The full green dial on the Rolex sub­mariner has earned it the name of Hulk. The thick case de­sign with an all-green colour pro­file was launched around 2010. Al­though Rolex has used green on its other watches be­fore, a car­pet takeover of the green su­per­hero colour is not a com­mon sight.

The re­turn of the Bat­man was wit­nessed at Basel­world this year. The GMT Mas­ter was orig­i­nally de­signed for air­line pilots to use as pro­fes­sional tools. Re­gard­less of that Rolex GMT Mas­ter 2 is tagged Bat­man by Rolex col­lec­tors for its blue and black shades that are as­so­ci­ated with the dark knight.

A rather pop­u­lar colour com­bi­na­tion on Rolex GMT Mas­ter is the red and blue bezel that is right­fully named the Pepsi dial! There is no as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween the brands but that hasn't dis­suaded Rolex fans from us­ing the nick­name more of­ten than the watch's real name. The first red-blue bezel GMT-Mas­ter was orig­i­nally pro­duced to match conic Pan Am Air­line's com­pany colours.

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