At the dawn of international commercial travel in the early 1950s, Pan Am put out a call to Swiss watchmakers in search of something perfect replica watches uk for their pilots to wear that could simultaneously tell the time in two places at once. The first to come up with something was Glycine with its Airman, which used a 24-hour dial in conjunction with a 24-hour rotating bezel.
Not long after in 1955, Swiss made fake Rolex launched the GMT-Master, which created the GMT complication as we know it today. The first iteration of the watch was the ref. 6542, which originally had a blue and red “Pepsi” bezel made of bakelite with luminous material underneath. This early plastic material was prone to cracking, and when an owner sued high quality replica Rolex UK claiming that radioactivity from the lume in his 6542’s cracked bezel gave him cancer, the brand recalled the bakelite bezels and replaced them with non-luminous aluminum inserts.
This action, coupled with the fact that the best 1:1 fake Rolex 6542 was only produced until 1959, has left very few bakelite examples left — and they routinely go for over $100,000 on the market. Those that are out there are frequently referred to as “Pussy Galore” Rolex GMT-Masters replica for sale, due to Honor Blackman’s ludicrously-named pilot having worn one on screen in the 1964 James Bond classic Goldfinger.