Other gem-set sport watches from this era that were released a bit later than the SARU are the manual-wound Daytonas with reference 6269 or 6270. These watches were unique because Rolex assigned them their own reference. The 6269 Daytona was a brilliant-set diamond bezel. Collectors and dealers seem to agree that the SARU has the same reference number as a regular gold GMT. The SARU is essentially a production timepiece with a bezel, dial and bracelet that are available as spare parts. Due diligence around serial numbers can help in this regard. This is a very rare watch, with only three dozen examples being ever produced.
Rolex revisited its SARU recipe twenty years after it was first launched and gave the watch a 21st Century makeover. In 2005, the GMT-Master 2 in yellow gold was relaunched as reference 116518 to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The new GMT case was 40mm, but the lugs were much stronger. Rolex also made the debut of its ceramic bezel. Cerachrom is a combination of ceramic and chrom, the Greek word for color. Rolex introduced the 116758 in 2006, giving it its own unique number.Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica Watches (The '5" denotes that the piece is a gem-get natural piece). The SARU bezel was adorned with 18 trapeze cut rubies, 18 sapphires and 11 trapeze cut diamonds for hour markers. One triangle-cut stone marked the 12 o’clock hour. Two siblings joined the new era SARU. It was broken down as follows:
The second generation SARU had its own reference and a diamond-set case with brilliant-cut stones on the lugs, crown guards, and lugs. The yellow gold gem set watches had a yellow-gold GMT hand. The watch is available in three levels. (Please note that these are my descriptions of the levels and not Rolex’s).
* 'Basic - Gem-set Bezel and Case, with Plain Dial and Yellow Gold Oyster Bracelet
* 'Pave - gem-set case and bezel,Panerai Luminor Chrono Replica with pave dial (428 Diamonds) and yellow Gold Oyster bracelet
* "Full Monty" - bezel and case with gem-set dial, yellow gold Oyster with pave-set central links.
In 2007, Rolex did the same but in white gold.
* 116759 SARU Sapphire and Ruby Bezel set with Brilliant-Cut Diamond Case
* 116759 SA Sapphire and Diamond Bezel, with Brilliant-Cut Diamond Set Case
Diamond Bezel with Black Sapphire Hours and Brilliant-Cut Diamond Set Case.
The watch, like the yellow-gold model, was available in three levels of bling: 'Basic,' 'Pave,' and Full Monty. In 2019, the Everose SARU with reference 126755 was released. Three levels of bling are available, but only the SARU bezel is available.