Rolex GMT Master aunched in 1954.Designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways for use by their pilots and navigators. (GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time now known as Coordinated Universal Time). The original GMT Master watch has a 24-hour display fourth hand complication directly linked to and displaying the same time zone as the standard 12-hour hand. This GMT hand enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone, and using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel set to the correct offset a second time zone could be read.
Rolex GMT-Master II was released in the early 1980s. Although the watch looks almost identical it uses a movement that has the additional capability of an independently adjustable quickset hour hand that can be adjusted to local time without stopping the seconds or disturbing the minutes and 24 hour GMT hand. The updated Rolex GMT Master II was released in 2005. This new watch features a number of technical changes, such as Rolex’s patented Parachrom hairspring as well as a larger Triplock crown. The new watch also has several cosmetic changes, such as larger case, hands and hour markers and also a new bezel made using an extremely hard ceramic material that is designed to be more scratch and fade resistant. More Replica Rolex GMT Master II Watches.
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Replica Rolex GMT Master 1675 Pepsi
The vintage Rolex GMT-Master 1675 are quite a bit smaller than the later models and noticeably thinner. This reference has no independent moving hour hand; you have to use the bezel to read a second time zone. The extra hour is a 24-hour indicator. Aside from missing the independent hour hand, the vintage 1675 has the looks of authentic â€œtool watchâ€ â€” no glossy dials, polished center links or white-gold rings around the hour markers. Related Replica Rolex GMT Master 1675 Pepsi.
Replica Rolex GMT Master II 16710 Pepsi
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 with a blue-and-red pepsi bezel. This model was introduced in 1989 and was produced until 2007. Due to the independent hour hand and rotatable bezel, the wearer is able to read three different time zones. With its variety of three different aluminum inlays for the bezels, and the ability to have them swapped every so often, it was a very versatile watch. Related Replica Rolex GMT Master II 16710 Pepsi Bezel.
Replica Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN
The case of the Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN watch grew in both thickness and diameter and the lugs become a bit larger as well. The hour markers are bigger, and the watch featured a Trip-Lock crown (instead of the Twin-Lock crown it had in the past) and a ceramic bezel. The ceramic bezel will not discolor like the old aluminum bezels did and, more importantly, they wonâ€™t scratch. The red GMT hand, which was so recognizable on the previous stainless-steel Rolex GMT-Master models, was replaced with a green one on this model. Also, the printing of the word â€œGMT-Masterâ€ on the dial is in green instead of white.
The bracelet of the Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN is quite different from the simpler and much criticized bracelets of old (although most of the criticism always seemed to come from people who didnâ€™t like Rolex to begin with). The bracelet on the GMT-Master II 116710LN has a new clasp (with micro-adjustment and the capability to extend the bracelet) and a polished center link. Related Replica Rolex GMT Master II 116710LN Black Index Dial.