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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Thieuster View Post
    As far as I know, there is one other watch with the b'n'b bezel color combination: a Breil chrono... It is safe to assume(...) that they've spotted it here! How long will it take for Rolex to design and produce a bezel like this from drawingboard to production? Or is the watch they've shown here only a display item (yet) and will it take a while before this GMT will be sold by ADs?

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    The bezel is already production since 2005. The single color was said to take over 40hrs to manufacture but who knows how long for the two color. As far as choosing blue, Rolex has the most experience with blue and black (they only recently did green on the hulk). They actually submitted a patent for red, but rumors say the color isn't right hence the reason there's no Pepsi bezel yet.

    Video showing them making a GMT bezel. (the bezels on the stainless models have platinum PVD'd into the numerals)

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

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    There is way too much self-idolatry green in their line up right now. IMHO.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    So I have mentioned this before but I want to dig it up again. I really really want to see a lower profile crown on the Havana. The LRRP crown or Vantage crown would be fine IMO. GMTs don't need to be rated like divers, in fact the current Rolex GMT is only rated to 100M even though it has a Triplock.

    The Nassau crown is nice and reflects the current modern aesthetic for crowns, but I feel it is too high for this watch.

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude View Post
    So I have mentioned this before but I want to dig it up again. I really really want to see a lower profile crown on the Havana. The LRRP crown or Vantage crown would be fine IMO. GMTs don't need to be rated like divers, in fact the current Rolex GMT is only rated to 100M even though it has a Triplock.

    The Nassau crown is nice and reflects the current modern aesthetic for crowns, but I feel it is too high for this watch.

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    I actually have a different crown in the same vein as the Vantage for the Project GMT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yao View Post
    I actually have a different crown in the same vein as the Vantage for the Project GMT.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDude View Post
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    I actually have a different crown in the same vein as the Vantage for the Project GMT.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    Have never really thought much into it but is that the original reason for the over sized crown? To be able to add more/better seals in it? I LOVE the 6538's big crown and always wondered what a 6542 would look like with one.
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    What's the latest thinking on the schedule for this project? I know we're still in the very early phases, and the Project 300 is ahead in line, but I was curious what the general outline would look like for the Key West.

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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    What is the size of the vantage crown. The 6542's didn't have a big crown, I believe they were 6mm. The next model, the 1675 has 5.3 mm crown
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    Re: Project GMT: Design thread

    I checked my Vantage the other day after I read Bill's post above, and I make the crown diameter to be a shade over 6mm - Perfect for the Key West GMT! (IMHO)
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