Tagged as the pilot’s watch, Rolex GMT Master was another model designed for the divers, pilots and sports loving persons. It dates back its history to 1954 when its first ever models hit the markets along with other submariner and other models. It was designed especially keeping the pilots in mind who had to travel in the various time zones.
Pan Am, the leading airlines of the time wanted a unique watch for its pilots. Rolex was the leading watch manufacturers and the collaboration of the leading watch brand and an airlines company resulted in the evolution of Rolex GMT Master. It was given a look quite similar to the submariner, but was equipped with a date function which was unique of its kind.
Rolex GMT Master became a much liked watch not only by the civil airlines and military pilots but by the general customers as well. Since its launch, it has undergone several phases of innovative changes and has been one of the Rolex’s bestsellers.
Enabling to locate the time in two time zones, the GMT Master was designed owing to the increase demand for a professional pilot timepiece. Developed in line with the sports watch lineage, the watch comes with a self winding automatic movement. With a black dial exquisitely placed on the watch surface, the hour markers have been fashioned with 18K white gold.
Carrying the engravings of the ‘Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified’, the white gold markers intensify the depth of the dial’s black surface. Besides the hour markers, the hands created with white gold can also be easily marked on the dial. Down the Rolex logo, the dial also points the date highlighted with an acrylic cyclopse.
With the quick set feature, it is easy to set the date without adjusting the hour and minutes in the watch. Adding an extravaganza to the watch, the dial of the GMT Master is protected with a thick acrylic crystal. The 24 hour GMT bezel can easily be read and located. The most amazing fact is that the black GMT bezel can be replaced within minutes with red/blue Pepsi bezel.
Available in a stainless steel oyster bracelet, the GMT Master is a comfort on the wrists accomplishing it with a astonishing look. Like the other timepieces, the bracelet of the GMT Master can be replaced with other belts or straps. Making it a perfect travel timepiece, the wristlet comes with the lately developed calibre 3185 automatic movement.