Rolex GMT-Master 6542 with Tropical Dial Jubilee Rolex Bracelet and Original Box & Papers
The Rolex GMT-Master is a watch that never ceases to amaze. Our appreciation for the model grows every time we find an example such as this one. Here we have a GMT 6542 with an incredible tropical dial. The historical background of the reference 6542 is fascinating as it's a watch that grew from a project into one of the worlds most recognized watches. Here we have the watch that gave rise to an icon. The GMT Master 6542 with its original Bakelite bezel is the end product of one of the most famous corporate collaborations, the Pan Am and Rolex project. This venture sought to create a reliable watch for airline pilots embarking on their first transcontinental flights. The first iteration of the model was the Bakelite GMT, which for a while proved fruitful but the bezel kept cracking due to its fragile composite. Eventually Rolex rolled out its finest creation, the 1675. Ours here is accompanied by a full set of box and papers. A further enticing detail is the fact that the case back is engraved with the original owners name, which also matches the paperwork. Solidifying the provenance of this watch.