Rolex GMT-Master – The Cosmopolitan Watch

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Rolex GMT-Master, the name is self-explanatory. For the uninitiated, GMT is the acronym for good old Greenwich Mean Time, and the watch is made to show the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Introduced in 1955, the GMT-Master was designed with functionality in mind. A navigation instrument for professionals travelling the globe, this pilot watch with its now emblematic dual color was considered quite the innovation at the time. Revamped in 1982 as the GMT Master-II, the new movement and upgrades to functionality instantly made it a hit with a large section of travelers.
The Rolex GMT Master’s calling card has always been aesthetic. Its two-color bezel is iconic and goes down in horogical history as one of the most recognizable parts of any watch from around the world. It is fascinating in itself, the material having been developed exclusively by Rolex in a pioneering process. The bezel shows off the 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, which is an extremely hard ceramic material, in a single piece. It is scratchproof, has anti-corrosion properties and preserves the vibrant palette over time. The beauty of the insert is further enhanced by molded numerals and graduations coated in gold or platinum and then finished off with a final lustrous polish. The original colors of the Cerachrom insert were red and blue, with one signifying daytime and the other representing night. But the GMT-Master has come a long way and many combination pairings since the red and blue – a recent model even boasts a dial made from a piece of iron meteorite. Here, Rolex has redefined exclusivity as only Rolex can, given that the pattern on each meteorite dial is natural and unique. Returning to its functionality, travelers wearing the GMT-Master are able to read the time in two different time zones at the same time. Along with the three traditional hands, there is an additional arrow tipped 24-hour hand. This one, combined with the bi-directional, rotatable bezel and the 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, helps display two different times. Also exclusive is the caliber 3285 movement which allows you to adjust the local time through the winding crown without stopping the watch.

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