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The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is designed to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Robust and functional, it is the ideal watch for criss-crossing the globe.

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Launched in 1955, the GMT-Master witnessed the rapid expansion of intercontinental travel in the latter half of the 20th century. It even became the official watch of Pan American World Airways, the most prominent American international airline at the time. The GMT-Master, a true “tool watch”, evolved continually, to offer increasing technical performance. In 1982, Rolex introduced a new movement that allowed the hour hand to be set independently of the other hands. To clearly mark this evolution, the model fitted with the optimized movement was named the GMT-Master II. Banner M126719blro 0003 2110jva 001 Desktop 2880x400 Scaled


The GMT-Master II has an instantly recognizable design with a graduated bezel insert, which is available in various dual-colour combinations – the lower half symbolizing daytime and the upper signalling night-time.

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With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, its triangled-tipped 24-hour hand and bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom inert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone.




The latest GMT-Master II is equipped with calibre 3285, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of technology, it offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks, convenience and reliability. It is fitted with the exclusive blue Parachrom hairspring and also incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement. The movement’s power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours.

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The Cerachrom bezel insert is manufactured in a single piece by Rolex from extremely hard ceramic. This high-tech material is virtually scratchproof and keeps its vibrant colours over time.

Rolex broke new ground in 2013 when it introduced its first two-colour, single-piece ceramic bezel insert – blue on one half and back on the other. One year later, the brand released the two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue – the GMT-Master’s original colours. It carried out pioneering research to develop a red ceramic corresponding to its aesthetic and quality criteria.

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In 2002, Rolex unveiled a novel version of the GMT-Master II. On this watch, the crown and crown guard are on the left side of the case. The date aperture and the Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock. Made from Oystersteel, this watch features a two-colour monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic – a colour pairing never before seen on the model.


Like all Rolex watches, the GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification. This designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories, according to its own criteria. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

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Exploring the vast and enthralling world of Rolex is both thrilling and eye-opening. Whether you are an intrepid collector, an informed connoisseur, or watch lover who is embarking on your horological journey, fascinating new discoveries await.

As an Official Rolex Retailer, Cortina Watch is the perfect place to experience the GMT-Master II at close quarters. Our impeccably furbished Rolex boutiques at The Starhill KL, Gurney Plaza Penang, and Imago Shopping Mall Kota Kinabalu are realms for immersive and intimate horological appreciation. Furnished in luxurious decor with thoughtfully appointed spaces and VIP areas, we invite you to experience the GMT-Master II in privacy and comfort.

Nothing comes close to trying on a Rolex watch that speaks to you. As you peruse the world’s most robust and reliable watches, feel free to engage with out attentive Sales Advisors who are more than happy to share their knowledge, passion and technical expertise about Rolex.

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