The birth of the Rolex GMT-Master replica

Since the beginning of the 1950s, there has been a worldwide development of means of transport. The widening of international relations requires rapid communication between cities and continents; The people of travelers grow and civil air transport moves its first steps.

In 1954, the Boeing 707 successfully completed its first flight, after a period of intense experimentation, the jet was put into service by the airline Pan American Airways, which advertised it as “The Civil Aviation Aircraft undergoing major tests.” In this experiment, the Pan Am also cares about the physical and psychic endurance of its riders, coming to the conclusion that it was very helpful to leave an indication of home time, combined with the time of the place reached. Virtually, it was necessary to provide the pilots with a “technical” wristwatch that simultaneously indicated the two different times. And from here the Pan Am to the Rolex replica asked to create a new watch and then the birth of this first true modern-day aviator watch: a dual-timed watch.

The name of GMT-MASTER was chosen. GMT comes from Greenwich Mean Time, the Greenwich Time, a suburb of London, home to an important observatory for which the world’s most prominent local sea salt passes, defined as convention by point 0 (zero).


We are in 1954 and a Rolex print book of Basel ’97 between the historical dates of the Maison we read: 1954 ROLEX PRESENTS “GMT-MASTER, A CLOCK THAT ADVISES THE SIMULTANEOUS READING OF TWO TIMES“. We also read on other documents that the registration of the GMT-MASTER II replica name took place in April 1955.

1954 – 1955, however, was born the first true modern day aviator watch, one of the watches most sought after by fans around the world. The first GMT has an additional central hand, which turns a full round every 24 hours, but is linked to that of the hours, that is, if the latter marks the 10, the additional one can mark the 10 or the 22, but not a Different time. To be able to read the indication of the second miter, Rolex replica has adopted a rotating bezel divided into 24 sectors. The reading method is very simple: rotate the lunette, as opposed to the 12/24 index on the dial, for as many hours as those of the second melt difference compared to the reference one.

This model with reference 6542, made in 18 ct gold. In steel, has different characteristics than the following references: a diaphragm of 38 mm. Instead of 40, a slimmer “carrure” and the charge crown was devoid of protective shards.
Simple and essential is the dial with luminescent indices and hands, a white, gold or silver graphic, and the date, at three o’clock, overlaid by the magnifying glass on plastic glass.