Austin (Texas) based watch brand DuFrane presents GMT, the first model from its new line of Swiss Made timepieces.
All the watches from the newly announced DuFrane Swiss Collection will be made and assembled in Switzerland. Still solely designed by the brand’s founder, the new GMT is the first DuFrane model to wear the Swiss Made badge.
The Swiss Made GMT watch features a classic 39mm diameter case in 316L stainless steel case. This new timepiece is available in two dial versions. Named Shimmer Black, the first model features a black dial with a matching colour bezel and stainless steel bracelet.
The second version takes inspiration from the Texas state flag. It has blue dial, black bezel, and blue leather strap.
Both models display the date at 6 o’clock. They feature Arabic numerals and four centrally placed hands for indicating the hours, minutes, seconds, and an additional time-zone. The bezel has 24-H graduations to track 24-H or a supplementary time-zone.
All the hands, numerals and the pip marking 24-H on the bezel feature Swiss C3 luminescent application for enhanced night time visibility.
Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back is the Swiss Sellita SW330-1 automatic mechanical movement (Elaboré grade), which offers a power reserve of 42 hours.
The retail price of DuFrane Swiss Made GMT automatic watch is $1,199.00. This timepiece can be purchased directly from the DuFrane watches website.
Model: DuFrane GMT Watch, Swiss Made
316L Marine Grade stainless steel case
47mm lug to lug
20mm lug size
6.5mm screw-down crown
Sapphire crystal glass with 5 x anti-reflective coating
Open case back with Sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100m
Swiss C3 lume
Swiss Sellita SW330-1 automatic GMT (2 time zones), Elaboré grade
Regulated to +/- 8 secs per day
Frequency: 28,800 bph, 4Hz
Hacking seconds and quick date functions
Power reserve: 42 hours
Central hours, minutes and sweeping seconds
Central GMT hand
Date at 3 o’clock
Solid end link bracelet in stainless steel and curved end full grain leather strap
Made and assembled in Switzerland
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