Although the Rolex GMT-Master was designed essentially for professional use, its combination of peerless functionality and rugged good looks has attracted a wider travelling public. As well as appreciating its ability to display different time zones, these travellers admire the robustness and versatile appearance that make the GMT-Master eminently suitable for globetrotting and, indeed, for any occasion.
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GMT-Master II, differentiates itself with its unique and bold design, and will delight you with its performances.
In function as well as in name, the GMT-Master II evokes intercontinental travel across time zones. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) marks mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London – historically the location of the official prime meridian used for calculating longitude and determining different time zones around the world.
In addition to conventional hour, minute and seconds hands, the GMT-Master II features an arrow – tipped hand which circles the dial once every 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel, a system patented by Rolex to unambiguously and visually display the time of another time zone. This 24-hour display shows the reference time (“home” time, for example), which can be read on the grading ring.
Travellers can simultaneously read the time where they are as well as the time “back home”.
Travellers can read local time on the dial, indicated by the hour hand. Thanks to the extraordinary mechanism, local time can be adjusted independently of the minute and second hand, without affecting watch mechanism or reference time.
International traveling has become popular in the 1950s, and with many international flights, pilots often changed time zones, which meant that they had to simultaneously monitor the time of several different destinations in the world, including GMT, that is, the time of zero or the initial time zone.
Rolex has developed a GMT-Master watch to meet the specific needs of pilots during the peak of the gold-air journey. Soon it became the official watch of several airline companies, including the great Pan American World Airways, known worldwide as Pan Am.
The GMT-Master, introduced in 1955, was developed to meet the needs of international pilots. The GMT-Master II, unveiled in 2005, has proved to be even more invaluable to those whose professions involve long-distance travel.
Rolex GMT-Master II is available in several combinations: 18-ct yellow gold with green or black dial, 18-ct white gold with blue red ring, combined with 904L steel and 18-ct yellow gold or 904L steel with black or a blue-black bezel. Explore all the combinations of GMT-Master II in the gallery:
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