GMT-Master

1977 / 1978

£14,500

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Model name
GMT-Master
Year
1977 / 1978
Metal
Stainless Steel
Reference
1675
Dial
Mark 5 Matte
Serial
52XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
24 Hour Grey
Indexes
Luminous
Case
40mm
Bracelet
Oyster
Crystal
Plexiglass
Box & Paperwork
Rolex
Movement
Automatic Cal. 1570
Condition
Excellent

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Released in 1954, the GMT-Master resulted from Pan Am and Rolex collaborating on a watch that could tell the time in two different places at once

With the further innovation and popularisation of commercial flying, the distances of flights became greater. This resulted in pilots crossing into different time zones more frequently. Thus, a need for uniformity across the industry was borne as potential issues could arise when communicating with ground teams in a different time zone to the pilots. To eliminate these errors, the aviation industry adopted a standard time-zone, Greenwich Mean Time. As such, the GMT-Master’s fourth hand, the 2nd-hour hand, was to stay on Greenwich Mean Time – which is where the name for the watch comes from.

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DIAL
Original Mark 5 matte black dial
CASE
Steel case with plexiglass & 24 hour rotating Pepsi bezel
BRACELET
Rare Original Rolex GMT Jubilee Bracelet
Box & Paperwork

This watch comes with one of our bespoke green leather boxes made by JPM in Italy. It is also accompanied by documentation to guarantee the authenticity and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

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This watch has been checked by our experts and serviced by our Rolex authorised watchmaker, so that we can guarantee the authenticity and provide a one year mechanical warranty.