The Rolex GMT, GMT Master and GMT Master II have been an iconic Rolex timepiece for nearly 60 years. First designed as an aviator watch, the newly introduced 24 hour hand allowed the display of an additional time, with the corresponding hour markings on the outer bezel. Pilots used the second time to display the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which led to the name Rolex GMT Master.
Launched in 1954, the first GMT (Reference 6542) was a regular Turn-O-Graph (Reference 6202) with a different bezel (the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel) and a modified movement. Reference 1675 was introduced in 1959 as the GMT Master; crown guards were introduced. Reference 16750 introduced the quickset feature in 1981. And in 1983, reference 16760 was announced as the GMT Master II, featuring an extra thick case, sapphire crystal and offered with the new black/red bezel combination. In 1988 the Reference 16700 GMT Master replaced the 16750, with a sapphire crystal, dial changes and a new case. And the following year, the reference 16710 GMT Master II replaced the 16760, with a slightly slimmer design.
And in 2007, the GMT Master II was completely redesigned and replace with Reference 116710. Its new features included the Triplock crown, anti-reflective Cyclops lens, green 24 hour hand, new dial, ceramic bezel, polished center links and stronger clasp, larger case, ROLEX engraved on inner bezel ring, and a new movement.
Tourneau is please to present the following GMT Master and GMT Master II’s from its Certified Pre-Owned Collection.
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