The Rolex GMT-Master Vs Rolex GMT-Learn II

The GMT-Master II was introduced as a better version of the GMT-Master, which was established in 1954. The prior version was designed on the petition of Pan American Airlines. They desired a special watch which could display the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Therefore, the GMT-Master models feature a particular 24 hour hand and a bi-directional rotating bezel that are designed to give the time at any two time zones simultaneously. GMT-Master II premiered in 1983 as an improvement on the GMT-Master.

How is the GMT-Master II an Advance over the GMT-Master?

Although the fundamental functionality of this GMT-Master II is equal to the GMT-Master, the new model sports the following additional attributes:
The debut of GMT-Master II led to the artificial sapphire crystal being fitted to all other Rolex models.
* It is equipped with the “Jump Hour” feature, which permits the normal hour to be put to a different time zone without needing any alteration of this 24-hour hand or bezel. You simply unscrew the winding crown and turn it slowly, clockwise or counterclockwise. This will jump the hour one hour at a time without affecting the functioning of this minute or seconds hand.

* It features an independently adjustable hour hand.
* One of the most attractive features of the GMT-Master models is that their bezel. In all present GMT-Master II Models, a new bezel design has been introduced. The numerals inscribed with this bezel are filled with gold to make them more legible and to enhance their overall look and style.

* The brand new Triplock winding crown is fitted to all currently available GMT-Master II models. Using triple separate gaskets, it screws down just like a round hatch and leaves the watch more resistant to water and other foreign particles. The best thing is that with this new Triplock mechanism, the Rolex model can withstand water pressure of more than half a ton per square centimeter

* The Blue Parachrom hairspring, an advanced metal, is an added feature found in GMT-Master II and is absent from the GMT-Master versions. It has been one of the greatest inventions of Rolex in the past couple of years. This attribute has made the watch tremendously resistant to magnetic fields and shocks, and thus enhancing performance in all conditions.

* The stainless steel variations of Rolex GMT-Master II use a highly rust resistant stainless steel alloy, 904L. Suitable for harsh conditions, it is also elegant.

Clearly, the Rolex GMT-Master II is a definite improvement compared to the GMT-Master. However, you might come across many men and women who wish to buy an older GMT-Master version for their rarity and fantastic value as vintage collectibles. If you are interested in finding a GMT version concerning functionalities, the modern GMT-Master II undeniably is the better option.

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