For many Rolex fans, there really is only one pilot’s watch — the GMT Master. Designed to satisfy the needs and desires of international pilots, the GMT-Master is a genuine aviator’s watch with a cutting edge features and remarkable time keeping mechanism. The GMT-Master will surely amaze anyone with a superior taste for luxurious watches.
The dial on the GMT Master is of the professional dial design, classic to replica Rolex layout. It has large and easy-to-read hands and markers. The case is beautiful and yet simple in its elegance. This oversized watch has a large dial which exudes a gorgeous and classy appeal. There are no surprises which, for the Rolex pilot’s watch enthusiast, should be considered a good thing. What I like better about the GMT Master II is this modern Rolex oyster pro case which provides a substantial and powerful feel. This 40mm watch has precise edges and strong shoulders.
The most iconic Rolex GMT-Master is the one that uses a blue and red bezel, also known as the “Pepsi Dial”. There are many stainless steel GMT Master “Pepsi” models including ref. 6254, ref. 1675, ref. 16750, ref. 16700, and ref. 16710. There’s also the red and black “Coke” bezel. The all blue bezel, nicknamed the “Blueberry,” is actually very rare. It was only available on some custom-ordered stainless steel GMT Master ref. 1675 watches in the 1970s.
The black and blue ceramic bezel is the newest type of bezel available on the stainless steel GMT Master. Nicknamed the “Batman,” Rolex unveiled the black and blue Cerachrom ceramic bezel in 2013 on the ref. 116710. Finally, there’s the ubiquitous black bezel. Introduced on a stainless steel GMT Master ref. 1675 in the 1970s, most steel GMT Master models (except for the ref. 6524 and the ref. 16760) offer the black bezel option.
Rolex GMT-Master is an excellent sports and dress watch, which can be used for water activities and frequent travels across time zones. Ultimately, your choice of GMT Master will come down to personal preferences. The great thing about this peerless watch collection is that whatever you pick, it is sure to be a stunning and prestigious timepiece with a long and celebrated history in the watch industry.