Released in 1955, the Rolex GMT Master was made in collaboration with Pan American World Airways as a pilot’s watch. The first watch capable of simultaneously showing the prevailing time in two locations, the GMT master is an ideal choice for crew members travelling long distances. The GMT Master has arguably become one of Rolex’s most iconic watches, with its famous “Pepsi” and “Coke” bezel designs and ease of use.
In 1983, Rolex launched the GMT Master II. It follows an almost identical design aesthetically, but the GMT Master II has the additional capability to adjust the local time without stopping the second hand. Although the GMT Master II has increased functionality, Rolex continued to produce the GMT Master.
Originally, the Rolex GMT Master was designed for use by professionals but has become a key timepiece in many Rolex lovers’ watch collections. Early examples of both the GMT Master and GMT Master II are highly prized and the watches themselves are versatile, stylish and sleek.
In earlier models, the iconic bezel of the GMT Master – whether red and blue, or black and blue – was manufactured from aluminium. In 2005, Rolex began making the bezels from their patented Cerachrom material. This ceramic material is highly scratch resistant, resistant to UV rays to ensure the colour doesn’t fade, and also offers a fantastic shine. Available in steel or gold, the GMT Master usually comes with a 40mm case.
Pre Owned & Used Rolex GMT Master
Blowers Jewellers offer a range of Rolex GMT Master and GMT Master II watches, with up to a 5-year warranty. Looking for a specific model? Blowers will source it for you. Contact us today for more information or buy online. All watches on our website are physically in stock and available for viewing at our Kingston upon Hull boutique or our London Mayfair office by appointment.