Homage to one of the most iconic Rolex watch: the Rolex GMT-Master “Pepsi”
In 1954, Pan American World Airways makes its first transatlantic flight and launches the jet age.
That same year, Pan-Am asked the company Rolex to design a timepiece that could display a second time zone.
Rolex released its new GMT-Master, a watch that could simultaneously track two time zones, an important function for long-haul pilots. The innovative solution: a fourth hand that goes around the whole face during the course of 24 hours and shows the second time zone on a rotating bezel, which is blue on the upper part and red on the lower part, the so called “Pepsi” bezel.
The blue and red of the GMT-Master’s bezel are for more than a dash of color. They provide a quick, intuitive read of day versus night, with the 18 to 6 (6pm to 6am) region shaded blue and the daylight hours of 6 to 18 shaded red.
The clockskin, created from the scratch using pictures from the web, is in 2 versions, with and without the “Pepsi” bezel. It uses 24hr time and date.
+Ricardo Romero for ClockSkinMaker