ROLEX GMT MASTER II LUXURY WATCHES
In the first place, Rolex GMT-Master was designed essentially for professional use.
Nevertheless, Its combination of peerless functionality and rugged good looks attracted a wider traveling public.
As well as appreciating its ability to display different time zones, these travelers admire the robustness and versatile appearance that make the GMT-Master eminently suitable for globetrotting and, indeed, for any occasion.
The Rolex GMT-Master wristwatch was originally designed in collaboration with Pan American Airways.
In fact, it has been issued by the airline to their crews on long-haul flights. (“GMT” in the name stands for Greenwich Mean Time also 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.
In the same time is using the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel, set to the correct offset, a second-time-zone could be read.
For the very first time – at BASELWORLD 2018 – the bezel with a graduated two-color Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is available on the GMT-Master II in Oyster steel, with a Jubilee bracelet.
Designed to display the Time in two time zones at once, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-MASTER II is the Perfect watch for Global Travellers.
Moreover, GMT-Master II comes equipped with caliber 3186, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
Additionally to the conventional hour, minute and seconds hands, it features a 24-hour hand to display a second-time-zone. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3186 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The 3186 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.