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Rolex 6542 - Jubilee (Tropical)


Here we have a GMT 6542 with an incredible tropical dial. Featured as arguably one of the most complete and beautiful Rolex GMT-Master 6542 in the market. Aside from the fact that it retains a perfect and unpolished case and a fantastic condition Bakelite bezel this GMT comes with an incredible array of paperwork. First and foremost its original Rolex guarantee but also detailed service records, which mention on numerous parts the name of the owner. Fascinatingly the name matches the name engraved on the case back, thus cementing the watch’s provenance and undoubted originality. The Rolex GMT-Master is a watch that never ceases to amaze.


The historical background of the reference 6542 is fascinating as it's a watch that grew from a project into one of the world's 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.


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Technical Specifications

Bracelet Material Steel
Box Yes
Condition Pre-Owned
Movement Manual Winding
Dial Colour Tropical
Crystal Plexi

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