James: What inspired this new take on GMT II?
Kamal: In fact it was Tom Ford. We designed this model for his stores world wide about 4 years ago. And it was to be named the Tom Ford Pro Hunter. At that time we were only producing steel Pro Hunters, but Tom Ford said, “I want gold”. On hindsight I wish I had paid more attention and bought some gold on the financial markets. Anyway, he loved the design, and it was approved and backed by his design and marketing team. But then his US lawyers got cold feet with Rolex customization. The project was shelved.