First introduced in 1955, the GMT Master was designed by Rolex to suit the demands of pilots flying from one time zone to another. This watch was produced by Rolex after airline company Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) asked them to create a watch which could display two time zones simultaneously because of increasing flying times and distances by pilots. The GMT Master then became the official watch of Pan Am and many other airlines.
The newly developed additional hour hand could be used to keep track of a second time zone so that pilots could use the hand to display Greenwich Mean Time which is what gives the GMT Master its name.
Even though GMT was replaced by UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in 1972, Rolex have continued to use the name GMT Master for its watch.
The GMT Master II was released in 1983 as an improvement to the original GMT Master contains a scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and also the 'Jump Hour' feature, this allows the regular hour hand to be set at a different time zone without the need of adjusting the 24 hour hand or bezel. The watch is significantly larger and heavier than its predecessor which has given its nickname of 'The Fat Lady'.
Here at Market Cross Jewellers we have a 7 day hassle free return policy so if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase then you can return the watch to us within seven days of receiving it. Your Rolex watch comes with an authenticity certificate and a 12 month warranty that will cover the inner-workings and timekeeping of your watch in the near future. We also offer the ability to sell your watch back to us or use it as a part-exchange for a more expensive model.
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