Rolex GMT Master II
The GMT-Master, introduced in 1955, was designed to meet the needs of international pilots. The GMT-Master II was all the more valuable because it has a rotating bezel graduated to 24 hours allows those who travel the world to read in three different time zones. Both. The 40mm GMT-Master II is equipped with a quasi-striped black disc presented Cerachrom gold and yellow.
The time that bed by the hour hand on the dial during the period, which shows by the 24-hour hand on the front plate.
Bezel with black insert with 40 mm Cerachrom GMT-Master II case. Consists of very hard ceramic material insert Cerachrom Rolex has excellent corrosion resistance. Its color is not affected by UV rays, and it is virtually scratch proof. Pay and promotions are available in yellow gold or platinum.
For the bezel properly fulfill its function - the time stamp in a third time - it is imperative that there are only 24 possible positions in their rotation. The panel itself needs to move from one position to another, without the possibility of an intermediate stop. This challenge was by a strong spring, which allows smooth and precise movements in both directions, met with practically no wear.
A clock is so precise as its oscillator is regular. The spirals are made from conventional ferromagnetic alloys, making them. Vulnerable to magnetic fields and shocks Created after five years of research, the blue spiral Rolex PARA CHROME. Made of a paramagnetic alloy is not affected by magnetic fields, and up to 10 times more resistant to affected joints. Historically, the blue color of the spiral was a sign of prestige reserved for the most accurate clocks. Today guarantee the accuracy of Rolex.
An increase in temperature, the amount of physical activity or you can hold your wrists and even cause a clock uncomfortable. Therefore, Rolex invented and patented Easylink extension system that allows users on the strap length of about 5 mm in order to increase comfort find. Perfectly integrated into the design of the clock, the Easylink system to open and close thousands of times in the most extreme conditions, without the reliability.
Although the GMT-Master was designed primarily for professional use, led to its unique combination of robust functionality and good looks to its adoption by a wider public travel. In addition to assessing the ability to display different time zones, these travelers admired the strength and versatility aspect that suited the GMT-Master made it perfect for a vagabond., In fact, for every occasion.
Rolex Watches – A History
Rolex was first founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf. The company was called Wilsdorf & Davies and was established in London. In 1908, it rose to the top of the watch manufacturing industry in the entire United Kingdom. This was also the same year when Wilsdorf used Rolex as the company's name.
In 1910, Rolex received its Official Chronometer Certification from Swiss "Bureau Officiel." It was the first time that the said award was earned by a wristwatch. However, this only marked the first award that the watch making company would receive in the years to come. In 1914, the company also received the Class A Precision award given by the Kew Observatory.
In 1916, the company released Rolex Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch. This was put to test when Mercedes Gleitze wore the watch as she successfully swam across the English Channel. This benefited Rolex greatly as he was the event's sponsor. It was also a good move to promote Rolex Oyster further. By sponsoring the event, it only showed that Wilsdorf already knew the impact of proper promotion of all his watches for them to earn enough attention and a prestigious background.
In 1931, the company released yet again another watch called Perpetual Rotor. This is said to be the grandfather of all self-winding movements. More watches were released in the years that followed. Rolex created the Oyster Perpetual Ladydate in 1954, the GMT master that featured a dual time zone in 1955, and the company's first Day-Date in 1956.
When Wilsdorf died on July 6, 1960, Andre Heiniger was appointed head of the company. However, Rolex managed to retain its reputation as an inventive and innovative company that fuses its style and technical skills. It is still one of the top luxury watch manufacturing companies in the last half of the twentieth century. The brand continued to make a splash when the Sea-dweller was released in 1967. It also received a certification proving that it can reach as deep as 1,220 meters, which is why it is often preferred by professional divers. This was also the same point emphasized in the watches commercials. The company released the Explorer in 1978 and Cosmograph Daytona in 1988. Both watches had long waiting lists, which showed how they were favored by a market that was looking for prestigious watches.
3187 Movement in Rolex Explorer II
This in-house movement makes it possible for the watch to display a 24-hour feature and a 2nd time zone. This is what makes the Explorer II extremely unique to its predecessor.