CuleM Skyline GMT

British watch brand CuleM has launched its second collection, the Skyline GMT. These timepieces showcase the iconic skylines of London and New York City.

Founded by British entrepreneur Matthew Cule, CuleM creates Swiss made automatic GMT watches with unique designs inspired by the world. In 2019, the brand made its debut with the World GMT collection, which offered three unique interpretations of the world map.

The CuleM Skyline GMT watches feature the stunning and instantly recognizable cityscapes of London and New York City on both silver and black sunray dials.

The timepieces feature a top-grade ETA2893-2 automatic movement and are housed in 40mm stainless steel or black PVD cases. The dials are protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, and the open case backs display an engraving of 24 world time zones.

All CuleM Skyline GMT watches also boast a five-year movement guarantee. They are water-resistant up to 50 meters. Each watch comes with two Italian leather straps with interchangeable pins, plus a third strap or bracelet of your choice, and a unique travel trunk watch box.

London was a natural choice for the Skyline GMT dials as it is the home of Greenwich Mean Time. The Meridian line in Greenwich is depicted on the London Skyline GMT, starting at 12 o’clock and finishing in the centre of the dial. The dial showcases CuleM’s distinctive interpretation of London’s landmarks with intricate detail, and these include the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Gherkin, Tower Bridge and Big Ben, amongst others.

New York is another inspirational global city, and like London is a world class centre of culture, an economic powerhouse, and a beacon of freedom and inclusivity.

Iconic buildings displayed with exquisite precision include Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Uniquely, the sunray dial is centered on the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

CuleM remains committed to donating 3 percent of its sales to conservation and humanitarian charities. For the Skyline GMT Collection, CuleM has pledged to make contributions to charities which have a local impact in each of its showcased cities.

London based charity Blueprint for All, formally known as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, runs high impact inclusivity programmes which “work with disadvantaged young people and communities, providing tangible opportunities that enables them to thrive, whilst driving systemic change in organisations and society”.

New York City charity GrowNYC has a mission “to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programmes that transform communities and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations”.

CuleM will also continue to donate to its usual UK based global partners, The Rainforest Trust, Ecologi, and Action Aid. To date, CuleM has planted over 18,000 trees and protected over 5.7 million square metres of rainforest.

The CuleM Skyline GMT watch has a retail price of £1,095.