Rolex Gold B&P Bakelite GMT-Master Ref. 6542

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Year of issue: 1958

Reference number: 6542

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: Switzerland

Price in EUR €: On request

Watch details

Exceptional gold Rolex GMT Master Ref 6542 with bakelite bezel and radium dial, including the original Rolex chronometer certificate, the warranty papers and it's box. In all original condition, hardly worn.


18 krt yellow gold correct Ref 6542 case which has been nicely aged and hardly worn. The bakelite bezel is not broken and the crown is original.


Reddish gold printed minute track 6542 dial with applied golden "nipples and rolex logo". The radium luminous seems to match the dial vs handset.


Original 18krt yellow gold Rolex Oyster rivet bracelet.


Original COSC chronometer certificate, warranty papers and box.


Davide Parmegiani


The GMT-Master was developed to meet the specific needs of airline pilots. It became the official watch of several airlines, among them the famous Pan American World Airways, better known as Pan Am. Its most distinguishing visual feature was the two-tone bezel which marked daytime from nighttime hours.


As intercontinental travel developed in the 1950s, airliners began to fly swiftly across several successive time zones. For the first time it became important to know the time in various places in the world, simultaneously. It was the dawn of the jet age, and Rolex responded with a watch to match the spirit of the times.