Rolex GMT-Master II

Launched in 1955, the GMT-Master was designed to display two different time zones at once and was originally intended as a navigational instrument for pilots traveling the world. In 1982, the GMT-Master II was introduced, with a revamped timepiece for easier operation. Thanks to its unique functionality, strength and recognizable appearance, the watch is very popular.  

When aviation really started to take off in the 40s and 50s, the flight distances of pilots and their crew became longer and longer. The Rolex GMT-Master was designed in partnership with Pan Am Airways to meet the crew's need for long-haul flights. The watch's main function is that it allows the pilot to refer to two different time zones at the same time.

The original GMT-Master watch has a 24-hour pointer that displays the same time zone as the standard 12-hour pointer. The GMT hand allows the wearer to set the watch to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or another time zone as main time display and

, then set the ring on the 24-hour scale for a second time zone. The name GMT is derived from Greenwich Mean Time, also known as Coordinated Universal Time.

Originally, the GMT-Master was designed for professional pilots and their crew, but due to its functionality and aesthetic appeal, the watch has attracted a much wider audience. Thanks to the versatility of the GMT-Master, it is suitable for adventurous world travelers or simply as a daily watch. This makes it the perfect purchase and an excellent addition to any Rolex collection.