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Nothing feels and looks better on the wrist than an exceptional luxury watch. If you’re in the market for a Rolex GMT-Master or other deluxe watch, choose BQ Watches. We have a vast online selection, and we are one of the best sources for luxury watches in the UK. We also have a showroom that you can visit if you want to view items in person before purchasing.
We carry an expansive, rotating stock of beautiful GMT-Masters and GMT-Master II Rolexes. Adding one of these watches to your collection is a great decision. Collectors the world over love GMT-Master Rolexes. Please enjoy browsing our inventory.
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If you’re looking to buy one of our watches for sale, there are various ways to get started. You can browse our inventory online and select one at your leisure, or you can visit our showroom and explore our selection while our watch experts help you. And remember, if you can’t find something you love in our rotating inventory, we can always source a timepiece for you.
Here at BQ Watches, we offer a variety of luxury watch services. Of course you can purchase with us, but if you’re looking to sell or exchange your watch for a different model, we can do that too. We’ll offer you a great price for your timepiece or a fair trade. Also, if you’re needing an appraisal for your timepiece, we offer accurate and quick valuations. If you need repairs or cleaning, we offer that as well.
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In the early 1950s, international travel was becoming more popular thanks to jet airlines. 1955, Rolex and Pan American Airways teamed up to create the first Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master. Originally designed for pilots, it had the unique feature of displaying two time zones at once. A secondary hour hand and bidirectional bezel with a 24-hour scale made it easy for pilots to read the time zone of their destination as well as their original time zone.
As with any Rolex, this watch attracted collectors, so the GMT-Master was quickly popularised amongst world travellers and international business people.
Some of the most coveted models of the GMT-Master are the Pepsi and Root Beer variants. The Pepsi is marked by a blue and red bezel, while the Root Beer variant has a gold bezel and a brown inlay. The Root Beer also features the timeless Jubilee bracelet.
In the 1980s, a new version of the GMT-Master was created. The GMT-Master II boasted the feature of being able to display three time zones and the ability to adjust the secondary hour hand separately. The GMT-Master II also released two of the most sought-after variants of the GMT-Master line: Batman and Batgirl. These GMT-Master II styles are characterised by a blue and black gradient bezel.
When it comes to premium used wristwatches, there’s no better source than BQ Watches. We have rare, vintage and antique watches that are hard to find anywhere else. We carry newer models as well, so no matter what luxury watch you’re looking for, you can find something great at BQ Watches.
Our Rolex selection is unparalleled, but we also have plenty of other brands for you to explore. If you prefer Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Omega or any other well-known premium watch brand, you can trust that BQ Watches has it in our inventory.
We always strive to provide the best for our customers. If you’re in the market for a wristwatch, come to BQ Watches first. We’ll do all we can to help find the perfect wristwatch that you’ve been looking for.
If you have a particular GMT-Master in mind, we’re more than happy to source the perfect pre-owned timepiece. As a leading retailer of luxury watches in England, we have the knowledge and resources to track down that special timepiece that you’ve been dreaming about. Our staff are always willing to go the extra mile for our valued customers. You just have to let us know what you’re wanting and we’ll do everything we can to get it for you. Just give us as much detail as possible in your source request and we’ll get right on it.
There are endless stylish variations that can be found among GMT-Master and GMT-Master II Rolex watches. From the dial and the case to the bezel and the bracelet, the beauty of this model is the customizable interplay of the aesthetic details. As you decide on a GMT-Master or a GMT-Master II, here are some the fine features you can select.
BQ Watches stocks classic timepieces for both men and women. We have something for everyone. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for and would like some suggestions, you can always get in touch with one of our expert customer service team members and they can help you pick something that suits you.
Chances are there will always be something in our inventory that would be a great addition to your collection. We have all different styles, metals, sizes, brands and models of luxury watches. Our unbeatable inventory has more than just quantity, though. We carefully select the highest quality second-hand pieces in a variety of price ranges, so you can choose one that matches your preferences and wants. When you browse our inventory online or visit our local showroom, you’ll see how carefully we curate the shopping experience for our customers.