Pan American Airways were the first to fly the Atlantic from New York to London and Paris. Travelers loved that they could now travel in half the time to twice the distance. But there was a problem. Travelers experience a new phenomenon called “Jet Lag.” Pan Am became worried about this effect on its pilots. So the airline advised its pilots to stay on “home” time, but also remain aware of the local time of their various locations. In fact, this need was so important that Pan Am asked Rolex to develop a watch. Soon, Rolex produced the G.M.T Master (model 6542), named after Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Problem solved. Learn more about this iconic watch by traveling through Rolex GMT Master history to discover how this iconic timepiece evolved from a pilot’s tool watch to a luxury sports watch.
Let’s talk for a moment about the beginnings of the iconic Rolex GMT Master, as we can see you have a keen interest in them. The Rolex GMT Master has been connected to aviation since its introduction. You see, the Pan-Am company was searching for a watch that held the ability to display multiple time zones at the same time. This coincided with the start of transatlantic flights and having an accurate wristwatch was critical for pilots in those days. Well, Rolex delivered.
But Pan-Am and civilian pilots weren’t the only ones who popularized the Rolex GMT Master, it was also the favorite watch of pilots in NASA and the United States Air Force. It also became quite popular with businessmen and other people who traveled through time zones.
But even if you aren’t a pilot and don’t have any future plans traveling through time zones, you can still proudly own a used Rolex GMT Master. We suggest you look through our entire line of pre-owned Rolex GMT Master watches before making a decision as they come in many styles and colors.
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