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GMT-Master Pepsi Stainless Steel 6542

  • £26,950
    RRP: This exact model has been discontinued by the manufacturer
  • AvailabilityIn Stock
  • DeliveryNext Day Delivery (Order by 12pm)  

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  • LocationUK
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  • Xupes Reference W009747
  • Age Circa 1959
  • Condition Very Good  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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Product Details

  • Condition
  • Case Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Bezel Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Crown Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Dial Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Glass Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Bracelet Very Good - Some minor wear visible
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  • Xupes Reference W009747
  • Manufacturer Rolex
  • Model GMT-Master
  • Model Reference 6542
  • Age Circa 1959
  • Gender Men's
  • Box & Papers Xupes Presentation Box
  • Dial Black Baton
  • Glass Plexiglass
  • Movement Automatic
  • Water Resistance Not Recommended for Use in Water
  • Case Stainless Steel
  • Buckle Material Stainless Steel Deployant
  • Strap Stainless Steel Oyster
  • Case Size 38.00mm
  • Strap Length Adjustable up to 20.0 cm
  • Strap Width At Case-20mm / At Buckle-16mm
  • Warranty

    This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage or negligence. Water resistance is only guaranteed in line with manufacturer's warranty.

  • Location UK

    If the item is in another country to the location you are enquiring, it will be available to view by appointment in 1-2 working days following your request

Our Opinion

Offered here is a stunning example of the Rolex GMT with ‘PCG’ Pointed Crown Guards case, gloss dial with chapter ring, single ‘SWISS’ at 6 o’clock and Gilt Writing reference 6542 manufactured circa 1958.
This Rolex GMT Master ‘Pan Am’ reference 6542, is the watchmaking embodiment of world travelling in the 1950s. The watch was made for the pilots of Pan American Airlines due to popular demand, giving a new and legible way to set and track time zones, by simply turning the GMT bezel. The blue and red colours were chosen to indicate night and daylight hours respectively, and this bezel colourway appropriately gained itself the affectation of the ‘Pepsi bezel.’

This example is in excellent overall condition with signs of careful servicing and detailing on the case, along with a replacement bezel insert that has taken on a beautiful, faded appearance.

The 6542 was launched in 1956 and was only produced until 1959 when the watch was updated as the new reference 1675. All models that were sold during those three years had a Bakelite bezel, with glowing radium numerals. These Bakelite bezels were extremely fragile, and the majority were replaced when serviced by Rolex with the more durable and safer aluminium insert you see in this example.

The dial is in excellent condition along with the hour markers and hands being very clear and matching nicely. The date wheel is correct having open 6s’ and 9s’ along with the alternate date colours.

The appropriate but slightly later type of Rolex riveted expandable bracelet has been fitted, reference 6636 with 80 EL (end links).

This stunning vintage GMT 6542 is accompanied by its Rolex period correct box.

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