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Original charcoal black dial with luminous inlaid gold markers, referred to by collectors as a “nipple” dial. This stunning dial has a sunburst finish and looks great in different lighting. The dial is signed “T Swiss T” referring to the original tritium luminous used on the dial. The dial has not been touched and remains in excellent original condition.
The two-tone GMT reference 1675/3 in stainless steel with solid gold 24 hour rotating bezel. The 5.7 million serial number in-between the lugs denotes the year of production to 1979. This reference features a plexiglass crystal with a “Cyclops” magnifying the date display and a gold Rolex Twinlock screw down crown. The case & bracelet have been professionally polished giving the watch a stunning aesthetic.
Stainless steel and 14k solid gold Rolex Oyster bracelet. This “heavy link” bracelet has the reference 78363-14 with clasp code G and 458 J end links. Bracelets can be resized on request.
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.