The actual Rolex GMT and the Rolex Submariner fall into the professional type of watches. While the GMT is meant for the aviators, the Submariner was the world's first watch designed for diving. Both had been introduced in 1954 at the Basel Fair.
Similarities between Rolex GMT and the Rolex Submariner
Apart from being professional Panerai watches and sharing the same launching year, there are other commonalities in the current versions of the two models. Some of these include:
one Standard case size of 40mm
2 . Self-winding mechanism
a few. Rotating bezel
4. A scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire amazingly, which gives the two watches a slimmer look
5. Triplock system providing another layer of protection to the Oyster case. It features a triple gasket system that anchoring screws down tightly onto the case tube and against the Oyster case
6. Available in 18k yellow gold, steel and Rolesor
Besides these similarities, the option of black bezel with dark dial is also very popular in both these models.
How may be the Rolex GMT Different from the Rolex Submariner?
Rolex created both of these models to meet different professional needs. Some of the major elements where the watch models differ from each other are explained beneath:
1 . The Rolex Submariner features a uni-directional rotating bezel instead of the bi-directional bezel found in the Rolex GMT watches. Features of the bezels is different in the two models. The uni-directional bezel in the Rolex Submariner is designed to help a diver calculate the elapsed time while diving. Before a diver gets enters the water, he needs to set the viser so the triangle engraved on the bezel points at the present minute hand position. This will start counting the moments while the diver descends. Similarly, by resetting the position from the triangle again, he can pace his ascent as well. Therefore, by measuring the elapsed time, the bezel guarantees the safety of the diver. (On the other hand, the bi-directional rotating bezel in the Rolex GMT helps the wearer to see the time in two different time zones simultaneously. Divided into 2 equal parts, the time 6: 00 to 18: 00 represents the day and the time 18: 00 to 6: 00 represents the night. The special 24 hour hand is used to show the 24 hour time frame on the bezel. The watch features persistent hour hand, which can be set to a different time zone without modifying the 24 hour hand and the bezel. In addition , the "one-hour" jump feature enables the hour hand to leap one hour at a time without affecting the minute or second hand. This particular feature is not present in the Submariner models.
2 . The present Rolex GMT Models have a water depth rating associated with 330 feet, while the Submariner models have a water level rating of 300 meters or 1000 feet.
several. All current Rolex GMT models sport a hard bezel, unlike the Submariner models.
4. The Cartier GMT models currently available offer many jewelry embedded options for example diamond-paved dial, rotating bezel fitted with diamonds, sapphires as well as rubies and even diamond fitted lugs. Such jewelry choices not available in the Submariner models.