Wow! You left me speechless my dear friend Nicolas!! What an study on the 6542 you offer here!! This is a true document which I need to spare in my HD for reference.

Jan 04, 2021,07:57 AM
 

You know I own an "imperfect" example which I bought in my beginnings as a watch collector some ten years ago. A big mistake for a beginner to hunt for such an important piece! But anyway I still keep it.

Bezel is aftermarket of course, and dial sports silver printing. My big question is: if this is a redone dial: why on earth the maker did it in silver instead of golden lettering? 

In any case I decided to keep it as it represents an example of the GMT evolution in my collection and I won´t be able to get another 6542 at present. Serial number 53x.xxx marked IV 59 inside caseback.

Thank you for sharing with us such an important and well documented study around this most coveted reference my dear friend.

Abrazos amigo mio!! Buen Año 2021 con mucha Paz y Buena Salud para ti y tus seres queridos! Abel









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Rolex GMT MASTER 6542. THE census.

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-00:59
The GMT MASTER 6542 is a relatively rare watch. How many were produced, it is hard to say, but if you keep in mind that, according to Rolex is a document dated from December 1959, only 605 of them were imported in the US, we can reasonably guess that for ...  

What to say?

 
 By: Mary Anny : December 23rd, 2020-02:16
Wow!

Grazie, Simone.

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-09:21

Incredible post Nicolas.

 
 By: Johnny. : December 23rd, 2020-02:41
Is one of them yours?

Abracadabra this post👍❤❤❤

 
 By: ninolitaliano : December 23rd, 2020-02:56

Merci, mon ami.

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-09:23

Yes, this one:

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-09:22
...  

😍

 
 By: Johnny. : December 23rd, 2020-12:03

My keeper, indeed!

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-23:29

Wow!! That is a very impressive article, Nico

 
 By: Watcholic_id : December 23rd, 2020-02:49
pure pleasure to read it. Bravo, my friend!

Thanks, Ted.

 
 By: amanico : December 23rd, 2020-09:23

What can I say dear Nicolas...Bravo!

 
 By: S F : December 23rd, 2020-06:00
Tremendous work and passion for the GMTM! And the icing is you have in possession one of the not many thats still around. A friend took a pix of this at Cacciari Salvati, a jeweller in Italy, 2018. ...  

Wow! What a post to finish off the year. That’s my Christmas reading sorted.

 
 By: kev09 : December 23rd, 2020-10:22
Nicolas, may I wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a very happy and safe new year. Best regards. Kev.

What can one say but WOW 😳

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : December 23rd, 2020-14:07

Great post indeed!

 
 By: csbracc : December 24th, 2020-12:31
Is the original seconds hand always painted white? Thank you, carlo

Wow!

 
 By: MattS : December 27th, 2020-02:37
Amazing retrospective Nico! Here is mine, poor man’s version, 1959, service dial with beautiful warm patina and aftermarket bezel, very enjoyable to wear Matt ...  

;)

 
 By: amanico : January 4th, 2021-05:17

PS: Isn't this that one?

 
 By: amanico : January 9th, 2021-12:41
212 669 from IV 56? In that case, I included it, in my post. ...  

same but different

 
 By: MattS : January 11th, 2021-04:34
It is the same service dial and similar looking bezel indeed!...but different watch, mine is III 59 Matt

Case

 
 By: MattS : January 13th, 2021-10:17
III 59 322324

well!...

 
 By: MattS : January 14th, 2021-01:15
Yes, I know...

probably nothing!

 
 By: MattS : January 14th, 2021-01:33

I wonder myself....

 
 By: amanico : January 1st, 2021-23:17

Wow! You left me speechless my dear friend Nicolas!! What an study on the 6542 you offer here!! This is a true document which I need to spare in my HD for reference.

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 4th, 2021-07:57
You know I own an "imperfect" example which I bought in my beginnings as a watch collector some ten years ago. A big mistake for a beginner to hunt for such an important piece! But anyway I still keep it. Bezel is aftermarket of course, and dial sports si...  

Is this a T Swiss <25?

 
 By: amanico : January 4th, 2021-10:49

Inscription is barely visible but it says...

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 4th, 2021-12:20
... Swiss only. I know some original replacements were silver with T Swiss <25 but this dial says Swiss only. ...  

Thank you so much my friend!!

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 6th, 2021-07:40

Mi placer!

 
 By: amanico : January 6th, 2021-09:07

🙏🙏

 
 By: Subexplorer : January 7th, 2021-17:48

Rolex 6542 mega compilation.

 
 By: Bill : January 7th, 2021-09:28
I forgot to make a reply when you posted this mega thread. I was to excited reading it. A real piece of history years in the making to collect all these photos was a work of art. This thread will live a very long life. Merci Nicolas.