The blue and red bezel GMT has been called by the watch lovers as the “Pepsi” watch. But do you know when the black dial copy Rolex has been called it? Many data prove that the nickname has existed for a long history. In 1954, Pan American Airlines asked Rolex to design a wristwatch that can display two time zones for the pilots. Meanwhile, the color should be in line with the Pan Am. That is the origin of the Pepsi color.
Do you know which model was the first “Pepsi” watch?
The first one could date back to the 1954 which features a plastic bezel. Later, the bezel was improved to be aluminum bezel for the plastic bezel would be cracking with he high altitude pressure. Till now, the GMT ref.1675 was still one of the most popular antique watches.As the color on the bezel would be faded after years, so the modern Oystersteel case fake Rolex GMT-Master II have been updated with the ceramic bezels which will never fade.
Now many other watch brands release the models with the Pepsi elements such as Seiko. However, referring to the Pepsi watches, the watches people approved are exactly the Rolex GMT-Master watches.