GMT-Master II Watches
The Rolex GMT Master II was designed purely to assist airplane pilots and international travelers to keep time across 2 different time zones. The timepiece provides excellent functionality and uniquely recognizable Rolex appearance. The Rolex GMT Master II can show the time in 2 different time zones simultaneously. One of the time zones is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the other is any other time zone you prefer. Here is more about Rolex GMT Master II watches.
Distinctive features of the Rolex GMT Master II
• Oyster steel case
The Rolex GMT Master II is developed to offer excellent aesthetic appeal combined with weatherproof construction. To ensure that this timepiece lasts for decades, the Rolex GMT Master II is made of a special material which is known as Oyster steel. This is a variant of 904L stainless steel. It is a super-alloy which is normally used in the aerospace industry and chemical facilities. Oyster steel is extremely resistant to corrosion. It is also impervious to chemicals. Furthermore, it retains an excellent appearance after it is finished and polished.
• The Black Dial
Every Rolex timepiece has a distinctive face. For the GMT Master II watches, this face takes the form of a black dial. It has contrasting markers hence it is easily legible. The hour markers on this luxury watch are made from 18-carat white gold. This prevents tarnishing. Moreover, the features of the dial are installed by hand to maximize accuracy and perfection. The dial is protected by sapphire crystal glass.
• The Oyster Bracelet
An iconic part of the Rolex GMT Master II is the Oyster Bracelet. It is comfortable, flexible and most importantly, robust. The oyster bracelet keeps the timepiece firmly in place with an Oysterlock folding clasp. It prevents the accidental opening of the bracelet. Moreover, you can easily adjust the tightness of the Oyster Bracelet using a special mechanism by Rolex which is known as the Easylink. By using this feature of the oyster perpetual timepiece, you can increase or decrease the bracelet diameter by 5 mm.
• 24-hour bezel
The Rolex GMT Master II is also quite distinctive thanks to a 24-hour bezel which is fully rotatable. Within the watch face, there are the regular minute, hour hand and second hand. There is also an additional, arrow-tipped GMT hand that circles the watch face one time in 24 hours. The bidirectional rotatable ceramic bezel has 24-hour markers distributed over 2 differently colored halves.
By coordinating the rotatable bezel and the arrow-tipped 24-hour hand, you can keep track of the local time and another time zone. The timepiece is always accurate thanks to a parachrom hairspring fitted within the caliber 3186 mechanical movement. This feature keeps the Rolex GMT Master prices sky high.
One of the most iconic luxury timepieces today is the Rolex GMT Master II. It is built for intercontinental travel Pan American Airways pilots can keep track of time zones using this Rolex watch. Rolex GMT Master II prices range from $5,400 at Rolex SA. It is the frequent flyer’s best friend!