Manufactured by Rolex from an extremely hard ceramic material since 2005, the exclusive Cerachrom bezel insert and monobloc bezel have excellent anti-corrosion properties and keep their vibrant colors over time. They are virtually scratch-proof, and are unaffected by exposure to sunlight as well as to chlorinated or sea water.
olex developed a unique process which culminates in their being coated with a thin layer of yellow gold or platinum, to inscribe the numerals and graduations on such a hard material. It takes 40 hours to produce each Cerachrom bezel. At Rolex, no measure is too extreme in the pursuit of beauty and function. When Concorde performed its final test flights in the 1960s, Rolex proudly announced that both the British and French test pilots (Brian Trubshaw and André Turcat) wore GMT-Masters. In an era of supersonic flight, the Roelx GMT-Master had become invaluable.
As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s with the advent of the jet age, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones, obliging pilots to keep an eye on the time in various places in the world simultaneously (such as the airport of departure and arrival, or local time and GMT reference time). the dial of Rolex Gmt Replica is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.
Although the Rolex GMT-Master was designed essentially for professional use, its combination of peerless functionality and rugged good looks has attracted a wider travelling public. As well as appreciating its ability to display different time zones, these travelers admire the robustness and versatile appearance that make the GMT-Master eminently suitable for globetrotting and, indeed, for any occasion.
By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 ct gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex’s commitment to excellence begins at the source.
The Rolex GMT-Master was developed to meet their needs, at the height of the golden age of air travel. It became the official watch of several intercontinental airlines, notably the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am.