Back To Basics: Rolex GMT

We all know about this watch; it really needs no introduction. But, as the title of the series states, we’re going back to the basics.

Introduced in 1954, Rolex made a leap forward in complication technology by creating a watch that featured a 24-hour bezel for pilots to track and read a different time zone, as requested by Pan-Am Airlines. That watch, the Rolex GMT 6542 has evolved and become easily one of the most iconic and recognizable timepieces in history. From the iconic multi coloured bezel, to the additional hour hand, it’s not an “if you know, you know”. It’s simple a watch, where, everyone knows.