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Watches of Knightsbridge LTD
4.9 out of 5 stars | Reviews: 242
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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.
Original sunburst brown dial with luminous inlaid gold markers, referred to as a “Nipple” dial. This dial & bezel combination is known as the “Clint Eastwood” as the actor wore the same model as his personal watch and in films such as Firefox. 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 16753 in stainless steel with solid gold 24 hour rotating bezel. The original bezel insert has a small scuff at 12 o’clock but is overall is still excellent. The 6.5 million serial number in-between the lugs denotes the year of production to 1981. This reference uses the cal. 3075 movement with quick set date change. It 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 by our watchmaker giving the watch a stunning aesthetic.
Bi-metal Rolex Jubilee bracelet in stainless steel and 18k solid gold, reference 62523H-18 with clasp code K5 and 455 B end links. Bracelets can be resized on request.