2267
2267
Rolex
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL GILT DIAL, BAKELITE BEZEL AND BRACELET REF 6542 CASE 482123 GMT-MASTER CIRCA 1957
Estimate
160,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2267
Rolex
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL GILT DIAL, BAKELITE BEZEL AND BRACELET REF 6542 CASE 482123 GMT-MASTER CIRCA 1957
Estimate
160,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 200,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
STAINLESS STEEL DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, TROPICAL GILT DIAL, BAKELITE BEZEL AND BRACELET REF 6542 CASE 482123 GMT-MASTER CIRCA 1957
Movement: cal. 1066 automatic, 25 jewels 
Case: stainless steel, bakelite bezel, screw-down case back
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: stainless steel Rolex bracelet with folding clasp
Size: 39 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximatively 190 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex Guarantee
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Catalogue Note

By 1953, The commercial trans-Atlantic airline industry was advanced and booming. Passengers took off on one side of the ocean, and arrived on the other in a matter of hours. During this golden age of commercial flight, Pan American Airlines approached Rolex to begin working on a dual time wristwatch appropriate for trans-Atlantic travel. 

When Ref. 6542, the first GMT-Master, was released in 1954, it became the official timepiece of Pan-Am Airlines. Their pilots found the watch to be a useful tool in the cockpit where many timing calculations were necessary over the duration of the flight. 

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