Reference Points: Understanding The Rolex GMT-Master
Unpacking the world's most famous travel watch.
Originally published by Jon Bues on Hodinkee, March 31st 2020
One of the crowning achievements of humankind in the last century was the mastery of flight. When the Wright Brothers launched their Flyer into the
Watch Of The Week: Chef Michael Chernow's Rolex GMT-Master "The Watch That Meatballs Built"
When he started to become successful, the restaurateur found a watch that was almost perfect – it just needed one little adjustment.
Originally published by Michael Chernow on HODINKEE, January 10th 2022
Why The Rolex GMT-Master Pepsi Is The Perfect Watch For Magnum P.I.
He wore a different watch (can you remember which one?) for the first three seasons. But Magnum became Magnum when he busted out the GMT.
Originally published by Danny Milton on HODINKEE, March 2nd 2021
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The first Rolex GMT watch was designed in partnership with Pan American Airways and was given to all their crew on long distance flights. This watch had a 24-hour display fourth hand whose purpose was to allow the crew to set their watch to their
Rolex is a brand that’s collected a lot of “first” distinctions over the years with its innovative watch models. One of these watches, originally designed in 1954 for Pan Am pilots flying on international trips, the Rolex GMT Master was the first watch able to
The 1950s saw the emergence of intercontinental air travel resulting to globetrotters traveling through many different time zones. The Rolex GMT Master watch was created in 1954 to assist these travelers in keeping track of the time in both their home time zone as well