The GMT-Master II in 18ct white gold featuring a dial crafted from meteorite, with an exclusive Chromalight display for easy reading of the time in dark environments.
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A manufacturing masterpiece. Rolex developed an exclusive technique to create the GMT-Master II’s red and blue Cerachrom insert. The brand usually employs zirconia to make ceramics, but this mineral cannot reach the desired red colour. Rolex therefore undertook significant research to develop an alternative using alumina, another mineral. The blue colour is achieved by impregnating half of the insert with a solution of chemical compounds, which will turn from red to blue during sintering at more than 1,600°C. This calls for great delicacy and precision to ensure a sharp, clear demarcation of colours on each half of the insert.
The GMT-Master II’s Triplock winding crown has three sealed zones fitted with high-performance gaskets to ensure the case is perfectly waterproof when the crown is screwed down. The triple waterproofness system is identified by the three dots below the Rolex crown.
For the first time, a meteorite dial has been fitted on the 18ct white gold GMT-Master II. Each dial is made from an extremely rare slice of iron meteorite that travelled hundreds of millions of kilometres across the solar system to reach our planet. During the course of its epic journey, the metals at the centre of the meteorite very gradually crystallize, producing highly unusual extra-terrestrial metallic patterns, which are impossible to recreate on Earth. These natural patterns mean that each Rolex meteorite dial is unique.
Perpetual calibre 3285. This new-generation movement is entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. The power reserve of calibre 3285 is approximately 70 hours.
The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is the ideal watch for criss-crossing the globe. With a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in ceramic, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously.
Still ticking. With its timeless aesthetics, the 1967 Day-Date is instantly recognizable. In 18ct white gold, featuring a silver dial, baton hour markers, a 36mm Oyster case and fluted bezel, this distinctive model is fitted with the emblematic President bracelet. Possessing both a date and day of the week display, it became the watch for world leaders.
The IIII mark represents the number four and was used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans centuries ago. Known today as the “watchmaker’s four”, the appliques – placed with the utmost precision by hand – create visual symmetry and balance in relation to the other numerals on the Day-Date 40’s dial.
Specially created for the Day-Date, the President bracelet has semi-circular three-piece links and is equipped with an elegant, concealed folding Crownclasp, ensuring seamless visual continuity on the wrist. The President bracelet’s evocative name, together with the eminent figures who have worn it, led to the Day-Date becoming known as the “presidents’ watch”. #Rolex#DayDate#Perpetual
Crafted only from precious metals, the Day-Date features a Twinlock winding crown with a double waterproofness system. This is symbolized by two dots for 18ct gold watches and one dot for platinum versions. Discreetly placed below the Rolex five-pointed crown.