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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.

CuleM GMT Dual Time Automatic Watch

On 7th May 2019, Independent watch maker, CuleM Watches, launched its automatic luxury dual-time GMT travel watch on Kickstarter. This timepiece is designed for people who love luxury, highly engineered precision watches, and travel.

Culem is the world’s first luxury watch brand to correctly display 24 world time zones in both GMT and BST on an open case back – allowing you to set the local and destination time on your GMT watch accurately.

The Swiss-made watch, the first in a series of nine, will be a must-have for collectors. There will only be a limited number of these precision time pieces, each made to order, and only available from Kickstarter.

Only 220 watches will be available with a 30% discount for a June delivery and 40% off for a December delivery. Each watch is delivered in a miniature elegant luxury travel trunk box. Once the Kickstarter campaign is over, watches will be available to order, at the full retail price, via the CuleM Watches website.

CuleM Watches is an independent luxury watchmaker founded by watch collector Matthew Cule.

CuleM Watches’ first collection – the world GMT collection – consists of three unique designs; The Portal, The Frame and The Lights. The dial of each watch shows a stunning contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel. The Portal comes in blue, black, grey and gold; The Frame in blue, black and grey editions; and The Lights in blue, black and gold.

The Portal dial has a unique 3D re-creation of the world that appears to take you to another dimension.

The Frame dial has clear defined edges in and around the continents, framing your world in new ways.

The Lights dial has tiny white luminescent dots that illuminate your world by night. And all show the local and destination time.

Each watch is presented in a round 40 mm case (in stainless steel, black PVD or gold plated), protected by sapphire glass and a unique crown, inspired by the waves of the sea.

On the open case back, CuleM’s premium automatic ETA 2893-2 movement is clearly displayed and surrounded by an engraving of 24 destinations showing the correct time in both GMT and BST – allowing you to set the watch accurately to your destination.

Each watch comes with two elegant Italian leather straps with interchangeable pins.

CuleM is offering its first collection in three different designs and ten different variations. Please visit CuleM Kickstarter campaign for more details.

Technical details

ETA 2893-2 automatic Swiss movement with 21 jewels
42 power reserve
28,800 Hz frequency

316L stainless steel case for all blue and grey editions, black PVD case for all black editions, and gold plated (GP10) case for all gold editions
40mm case diameter
Lug to lug 46.85mm
21mm lug width
Case height: 11mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Push down crown (inspired by the waves of the sea)
Open case back with mineral glass framed by an engraving of 24 destinations displaying the correct time zones in both GMT and BST

– The Portal: Sunray moire world map dial with unique 3D impression; Rounded hour, minute & second hands (to reflect the land rising out of the sea).
– The Lights: Sunray world map dial with white superluminova dots on cities worldwide and visible by night; Hour, minute & second hands
– The Frame: Highly polished and lacquered world map dial with 2D effect; Mountain shaped hour, minute & second hands
Date at 6 o’clock
24 hour GMT hand has the tip of the Welsh dragon’s tail (symbolising stability in motion and controlling the direction of travel)

2 Italian leather straps with interchangeable pins

Culem travel trunk watch box
Culem passport (watch book)

24 Month warranty

Swiss made

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/culemwatches/the-ultimate-travel-watch-culem