Designed to show the time in two different time zones simultaneously, the GMT-Master, launched in 1955, was originally developed as a navigation instrument for professionals crisscrossing the globe.
Heir to the original model, the GMT-Master II was unveiled in 1982, with a new movement ensuring ease of use. Its combination of peerless functionality, robustness, and instantly recognizable aesthetics has attracted a wider audience of world travelers.
When abroad, travelers can read the time in two time zones simultaneously. It has a traditional hour, minute, and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert. The GMT-Master II can display either the local time and the reference time or the local time and that of an alternative time zone.
The GMT-Master II model was the first to feature Rolex’s patented Cerachrom ceramic bezel in 2005. This ceramic bezel is virtually scratch-proof and its color will not fade as the result of exposure to UV rays, an improvement upon the aluminum bezel inserts used in prior models.
In 2013, Rolex unveiled the GMT-Master II with a two-tone, black and blue, ceramic bezel. This model, commonly referred to as the ‘Batman’ or ‘Bruiser,’ comes in 904l stainless steel, another proprietary material manufactured by Rolex for their timepieces. In 2014, they released a blue and red ‘Pepsi’ ceramic GMT-Master II in 18 karat white gold.
The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master was launched in 1955, at a time when intercontinental travel was experiencing a rapid expansion. It even became the official watch of Pan American World Airways – better known as Pan Am – then the most prominent American intercontinental airline.
GMT Master II Watchband Replacements
Rubber B has developed a strap for Rolex GMT Master II CERAMIC – Classic Series, made of Vulcanized Rubber, engineered to fit the Rolex GMT II Ceramic watch case and Oyster clasp. It features a solid insert for Blocked Integration, rotation-less mount to the watch case.
The GMT Master II watchband replacements offered by Rubber B are the highest quality and designed to fit Rolex timepieces precisely. This watch band is made precisely for using the factory spring that comes with the wristwatch. Manufactured in Switzerland, our Rolex replacement watch bands come in several colors and styles, as shown in the photos below.
Arctic White Strap for Rolex GMT Master II CERAMIC – Tang Buckle
The above Rubber B Classic-Series are designed to incorporate the original Rolex clasp that comes with the GMT-Master II Ceramic. In addition, Rubber B also offers the Tang Buckle Series which is also precisely calibrated to fit the GMT II Ceramic. Features the Rubber B signature “T” design. No coating, blends, or bonding is used in the manufacturing process, ensuring a watchband that can wear well over time.
In addition, Rolex GMT Master II CERAMIC – Velcro® Series, which is made with Rubber B’s exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® closure provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the GMT Master II Ceramic case.
Rubber B also offers the Rubber Combat Strap 20mm – CUFF Series. Vulcanized Rubber Strap / Combat Strap for watches with corresponding lug space of 19-20mm. This high-tech watch band is made of “SwimSkin®”, our exclusive patented technology, created over a developmental period of many years, requiring all-new innovative machinery and engineering techniques.
Although this strap looks and feels identical to moisture-sensitive materials such as Kevlar® and twill, it is actually 100% RUBBER, therefore waterproof for all sports and aquatic activities.
This Vulcanized Rubber watch band has been Tortion-tested for extreme strength and security. The Velcro® Alfatex® provides an inner closure with micro-adjustability for maximum comfort.
It is hand-sewn with HYDROTURF® Marine Thread with maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.
Like all Rubber B products, all replacement bands are 100% made in Switzerland with no coating, blends, or bonding & built by leaders in the luxury watch strap industry.
For more information about watch bands shown here and bands for other Rolex models, visit Rubber B’s official website, rubberb.com.