The GMT Master was originally crafted for Pan Am pilots in the 50’s so that they could navigate in two time zones. GMT, of course, stands for Greenwich Mean Time. Today, this watch has changed very little since its origin. In fact, it’s now one of the most popular (and timeless) watches in the world.
They call it the “Pepsi,” which is exactly what attracted me to this watch in the first place. For the bezel is painted blue & red, like a Pepsi bottle. When I was a kid, my Dad was obsessed with Pepsi and always kept a 2-liter bottle in the fridge. Everyday, he came home from work, went directly to the fridge and took a huge glug of Pepsi straight from the bottle.
When I got older and discovered the watch that always reminded me of Dad, I knew I had to have one. I finally got my GMT Master 10-years ago as a wedding gift from my wife. Everyday when I slip in on my wrist, I whisper the words… “I do.”