Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatic Date

Montblanc presents a brand new series of GMT watches from its 1858 collection.

Where most GMT timepieces indicate the second time zone with an additional hand, the new Montblanc 1858 GMT model presents its GMT indication without hands that is very intuitive and highly legible.

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Blue

This ingenious system indicates the second time zone with a red square that moves around the outside of the dial. This red square is positioned next to a fixed black or blue anodized aluminium bezel that shows the 24-hour clock so the user immediately knows if it is day or night in the second time zone too. The beauty of this system is that it also indicates the half-hours with a red rectangle for the half-hours and a full red square for the hours.

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Blue

There is also a date at three o’clock and a central seconds hand indication, but the Montblanc 1858 GMT watch isn’t just about cool functions, it is also about good looks as this attractive everyday sports watch is made to impress. It comes in a 42 mm stainless steel case with a choice of a black or blue sunray dial, both of which are adorned with blue luminescent hands and indexes.

The Montblanc 1858 GMT watch now also comes with a tapered, interchangeable, stainless-steel bracelet with a fine adjustment system for precision fitting, which can be switched out for a black or blue rubber strap in seconds.

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Black

Another nice surprise is the titanium engraved case back showing the planet’s continents and oceans, along with the names of cities in each of the 24 time zones, offering a worldtime indication.

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Black

The engraving of the planet is achieved using an engraving technique that is rare on such a small scale. This complex process begins with the titanium being structured by laser to create the relief of the image. The texture and colour of the engraving are also achieved by laser, creating an authentic 3D rendering that provides depth and realism.

The case back can be customized to include the owner’s hometown in red and their local time zone. Another nice touch is that Central European Time, which is usually represented by Paris, has been changed to Villeret, Montblanc’s Swiss watchmaking headquarters.

Technical details

Model: Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatic Date

Movement
Calibre MB 24.33
Automatic movement, hour, minute, seconds, dual time indication
Number of Jewels: 25 jewels
Power Reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Balance: Flat hoop
Frequency: 28.800 A/h (4 Hz)
Hairspring: Flat

Displays
Hour, minute and seconds from the centre, date at 3 o’clock
GMT function with 24h bezel and second time zone in red
Habillage

Case
Stainless steel, satinated and polished case
Round crystal sapphire colourless, multilayer, anti-reflective inside and outside
Anodized aluminium fixed knurled bezel
Diameter = 42mm; height = 11mm
Water Resistance: 10 bar (100 m)
Polished & satiny-finished stainless steel fluted crown with Montblanc emblem
Satin-finished plain titanium case back with 3D laser colour engraving of the Northern hemisphere

Certification
Certified by the Montblanc Laboratory Test 500H

Versions

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Black
References 129766 and 129615

Bezel
Black bezel-insert with white numerals, 24-hour scale

Dial
Sunray black dial with Montblanc logo, Swiss Made, Automatic, GMT inscription
Numerals Arabic indexes with Super-Luminova® with blue emission
GMT function without hands but with red aperture
Super-Luminova® with blue emission on silvered brass hour, minute and seconds hands

Strap
Ident 129766: Black interchangeable rubber strap with grey lining, Adjustable stainless steel strand double deployant buckle
Ident 129615: Adjustable and interchangeable stainless steel strap with stainless steel double deployant buckle

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm Blue
References 129617 & 129616

Bezel
Blue-bezel insert with white numerals, 24hour scale

Dial
Sunray blue dial with Montblanc logo, Swiss Made, Automatic, GMT inscription
Numerals Arabic indexes with Super- Luminova® with blue emission
GMT function without hands but with red aperture
Super-Luminova® with blue emission on silvered brass hour, minute and seconds hands

Wristband
Ident 129617: Blue interchangeable rubber strap with grey lining, Adjustable stainless steel strand double deployant buckle
Ident 129616: Adjustable and interchangeable stainless steel strap with stainless steel double deployant buckle

Montblanc 1858 GMT Automatique Date 42mm with personalized case back, Ident 129767

Case
Stainless steel, satinated and polished case
Bezel: Anodized aluminium fixed knurled bezel, Blue with white numerals, 24 hour scale
Round crystal sapphire colourless, multilayer, anti-reflective inside and outside
Satin-finished plain titanium case back with 3D laser colour engraving of the Northern hemisphere. The case back can be customized to include the owner’s hometown in red and their local time zone
Dimensions Diameter = 42mm; height = 11.2mm
Water resistance 10 bar (100 m)
Polished & Satin-Finished stainless steel fluted crown with Montblanc emblem

Dial
Sunray blue dial with Montblanc logo, Swiss Made, Automatic, GMT inscription
Numerals Arabic indexes with Super-Luminova® with blue emission
GMT function without hands but with red aperture
Super-Luminova® with blue emission on silvered brass hour, minute and seconds hands

Wristband
Adjustable and interchangeable stainless steel strap with stainless steel double deployant buckle

Seiko 5 Sports GMT

Seiko has expanded its Seiko 5 Sports family by adding a new GMT series.

Introduced in 1968, Seiko 5 Sports series of mechanical watches has been renowned for their durability and reliability. In 2019, the collection was relaunched, by introducing new active and youthful watch models.

Now, for the first time, Seiko 5 Sports collection welcomes a new GMT series powered by the Caliber 4R34. Based on the tried and trusted platform of Caliber 4R, this new series offers the convenience of a GMT hand in a case that is just 0.1 mm thicker than the existing one.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK001
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK001

Designed for the international traveler, the Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch is now available in three color ways: black, blue and orange.

To enhance readability, the GMT hands and bezels use different colors. For example, the GMT hands are in bright red on the black and blue dial versions and in black for the version in orange.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK003
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK003

Just like the time of day hands and indexes, the GMT hand has a generous layer of Lumibrite to ensure legibility in low light conditions. The two-toned rotating bezel allows the user to quickly differentiate the night and day hours.

The bezel-insert is made of Seiko’s Hardlex glass to deliver the high level of durability for which the Seiko 5 Sports collection is renowned.

Seiko 5 Sports GMT watch SSK005
Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK005

The design of the case and dial draws inspiration from one of Seiko’s best-loved sports watches, known to enthusiasts as the Seiko SKX series. The five-row bracelet is a new design also inspired by the original SKX series in which the middle rows are polished to create a contrast with the solid feel of the rows that bind them.

All the three Seiko 5 Sports GMT watches will be available at selected Seiko Boutiques and other retail stores worldwide in July 2022.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko SKX Sports Style – GMT series

Models

  • Seiko SSK001: Black dial and dual tone (black and grey bezel)
  • Seiko SSK003: Blue dial and dual tone (black and blue) bezel
  • Seiko SSK005: Orange dial and dual tone (black and grey) bezel

Corresponding JDM model references
SBSC001, SBSC003 and SSK005KC

Movement
Caliber 4R34
Self-winding movement
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 41 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Functions
Hour, minute and seconds
24-hour/GMT hand
Date at 3 o’clock

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.5mm
Thickness: 13.6mm
Lug width: 22mm
Hardlex crystal
Rotating bezel with Hardlex bezel-insert
See-through screw case back
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Dial
Black, Blue or Orange
Lumibrite on hands and indexes

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Three-fold clasp with secure lock & push button release

Approximate recommended retail price
Europe: €470
UK: £400

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2022, the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante watch unites the minimalist character of the collection Tonda PF with an innovative yet simple-to-use second timezone complication.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Useful for globetrotters, this world-premier complication features two superimposed hour hands: one in rhodium-plated gold and the other in rose gold.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Pressing the pusher at 8 o’clock causes the upper rhodium-plated gold hand dedicated to local time to jump one hour forward, thereby revealing the rose gold hand which displays time in the wearer’s place of residence, known as “home time”.

Once the second timezone information is no longer required, pressing the crown-integrated rose gold pushbutton repositions the rhodium-plated hand on top of the rose gold hand in the same manner as a split seconds chronograph hand. This makes it an extremely user-friendly complication entirely in keeping with the brand spirit.

The innovative flyback function is achieved through the integration of a sophisticated mechanism. Operating this intuitive complication enables purists to free the dial surface from an additional time display when it is not necessary. This action reduces the amount of information down to the essentials, encourages instinctive reading and helps reveal the quality and care lavished on each and every detail.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

This timepiece is driven by Calibre PF051, a self-winding movement with rose gold micro-rotor. Visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, the movement employs decorative techniques like Côtes de Genève, Perlage and Grain d’Orge guilloché.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante watch

The Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante has a 40mm diameter stainless steel case and a knurled bezel made of platinum. The watch is secured on a stainless steel bracelet enhanced with brushed and polished finishing.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

The fine barleycorn guilloché pattern dial features a subtle “Milano Blue” shade. It can be carried away by the refined visual effect of the guilloché work surrounded by the sandblasted minutes track.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

The angle taken by the light draws the gaze out from the centre towards the rim. Such light effects serve to highlight the interaction between the shiny and matt surfaces of the finely knurled single-piece platinum bezel.

Technical details

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante
Ref: PFC905-1020001-100182

Functions
Hours, minutes, split GMT

Movement
Calibre PF051
Automatic Winding Manufacture Movement with Split GMT Function and Rose Gold Micro-Rotor
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
Jewels: 31
No. of components: 207
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 4.9 mm
Decoration: Côtes de Genève, Perlage
Oscillating weight: 22ct rose gold micro-rotor, Grain d’Orge guilloché

Case
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel with platinum 950 knurled bezel
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Crown: Ø 5.5 mm with 18ct rose gold “back-home” pusher
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER”
Water resistance: 60m

Dial
Color: Milano Blue
Finishing: Grain d’Orge guilloché
Indices: hand-applied 18ct gold rhodium-plated appliques

Hands
Local time hours and minutes: 18ct gold rhodium-plated skeletonized delta-shaped
Home time hours: 18ct rose gold skeletonized delta-shaped

Bracelet
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel bracelet
Closure: stainless steel folding clasp

Recommended retail price
26,000 CHF

TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO

Boasting advanced aesthetic and technical features, TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO comes with a 39-millimetre diameter case, a fixed steel bezel and a Manufacture Calibre with built-in GMT function.

Black Bay Pro is an entirely new model with a dual time zone feature, a technical complication that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in another time zone.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro Reference 79470 with black Jacquard strap with a yellow band

Compact, robust and sporty, this model boasts many unique aesthetic details and celebrates the spirit of the technical watches that TUDOR has produced for professionals throughout its history.

TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO watch with a black Jacquard strap with a yellow band

Recognisable by its 24-hour graduated satin-brushed fixed bezel and its yellow 24-hour “Snowflake” hand, Black Bay Pro is powered by the TUDOR Manufacture Calibre MT5652 with built-in GMT function.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro Reference 79470

Inspired by the iconic Tudor watches like Oyster Prince, the Black Bay Pro is a tool-watch designed for professional use.

Whilst this model is part of the Black Bay line, it introduces many new and unique aesthetic details, starting with its winding crown which has been entirely redesigned for maximum grip. Reminiscent of the curves found on the crowns of the brand’s historical technical watches, this new component is set flush to the middle case band so that its tube is not visible.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro Reference 79470 watch lume

In another new feature, the applied hour markers on the dial are made from monobloc luminous ceramic. This feature enhances the technical aesthetic of Black Bay Pro whilst considerably increasing the luminous surface of the hour markers.

A new bracelet clasp, with a TUDOR “T-fit” rapid size-adjustment system, completes the list of new innovations included in this model. Easy to use, requiring no tools and offering five positions, the “T-fit” system allows the wearer to carry out a fine, instant adjustment of up to 8mm on the clasp.

TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO watch with steel bracelet

On the Black Bay Pro model, the reference time is indicated by an angular yellow “Snowflake” hand, an aesthetic hallmark of TUDOR, which completes a lap of the dial every 24 hours.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro Reference 79470

Local time is indicated by another, shorter “Snowflake” hand set by a jumping hour, which can be moved either backwards or forwards. The date, displayed through an aperture positioned at 3 o’clock, is coupled with the local time hand so that when setting the time and passing midnight in retrograde, it instantly jumps to the previous day.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro Reference 79470

The Manufacture Calibre MT5652 with built-in GMT function was developed by TUDOR for the Black Bay Pro model. It illustrates the technical development process which is unique to TUDOR, drawing on adaptable architecture capable of including new functions into its manufactured movements rather than resorting to additional modules.

It has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation.

TUDOR BLACK BAY PRO watch with a hybrid strap in black rubber and leather

Together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5652 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute.

In fact, where COSC allows an average variation in the daily running of a watch of between -4 and +6 seconds in relation to absolute time in a single movement, TUDOR insists on between -2 and +4 seconds’ variation in its running when it is completely assembled. The power reserve of the Manufacture Calibre MT5652 is about 70 hours.

For the Black Bay Pro, TUDOR has selected a black Jacquard strap with a yellow band woven by these traditional craftsmen.

The model is also available with a stainless steel bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets made by TUDOR in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having visible rivet heads on the side of the bracelet that held the links together.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro with Riveted steel bracelet

The links also had a distinct stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are found on the current bracelet, which also integrates modern manufacturing methods with solid links and laser-finished rivet-style heads. Finally, the Black Bay Pro is also available with a hybrid strap in black rubber and leather with a folding clasp.

TUDOR Black Bay Pro watches all straps

The Black Bay line features dials inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. It borrows the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “Snowflake” from models that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Its unprotected crown and the characteristics of its case are reminiscent of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.

For this timepiece, TUDOR offers a five-year transferable guarantee with no requirement for registration or periodic maintenance checks.

Technical details

Model: TUDOR Black Bay Pro
Reference 79470

Case
39mm steel case with polished and satin finish
24-hour graduated fixed bezel in satin-brushed steel
Steel screw-down crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5652 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Integrated construction
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 7.52 mm
28 jewels
Power reserve of approximately 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)

Precision
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)

Functions
Jumping hours (second time zone), 24 hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock without non-correction range synchronised on the jumping hours hand
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Black, domed

Bracelet
Riveted steel bracelet with polished and satin finish, or hybrid rubber and leather strap with steel folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with yellow band and buckle

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G

The TUDOR Black Bay GMT model with integrated Manufacture Calibre MT5652 is now also available in an S&G (Steel & Gold) version.

On the Black Bay GMT S&G model, the reference time is indicated by an angular “Snowflake” hand, an aesthetic hallmark of TUDOR, which completes a lap of the dial every 24 hours.

Local time is indicated by another, shorter “Snowflake” hand set by a jumping hour, which can be moved either backwards or forwards.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G

The date, displayed through an aperture positioned at 3 o’clock, is connected to the local time hand so that when setting the time and passing midnight in retrograde, it instantly jumps to the previous day.

With the 24-hour graduated bidirectional rotating bezel and “24-hour” hand, this timepiece can also keep track of a third time zone. On the anodised aluminium disc of the bezel, the graduations for the twelve daylight hours are gold-coloured on the brown section with the night-time hours on the black section.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G Reference 79833MN

The Manufacture Calibre MT5652 with built-in GMT function was developed by TUDOR for the Black Bay GMT S&G model. It illustrates the technical development process which is unique to TUDOR, drawing on adaptable architecture capable of including new functions into its manufactured movements rather than resorting to additional modules.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G

It has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity, reliability and precision, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation.

Together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, the Manufacture Calibre MT5652 is certified as a chronometer by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), with its performance going beyond the standards set by this independent institute. The power reserve of the Manufacture Calibre MT5652 is about 70 hours.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G

For the Black Bay GMT S&G Reference 79833MN, TUDOR has selected a black Jacquard fabric strap with a beige band woven by the traditional craftsmen.

The model is also available fitted with a stainless steel and yellow gold bracelet inspired by the folding riveted bracelets made by TUDOR in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having visible rivet heads on the side of the bracelet that held the links together. The links also had a distinct stepped construction.

These two aesthetic details are found on the current bracelet, which also integrates modern manufacturing methods with solid links and laser-finished rivet-style heads.

Finally, the Black Bay GMT offers another choice of brown leather strap with light top-stitching and a folding clasp.

TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G

The Black Bay line features dials inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. It borrows the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as “Snowflake” from models that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue. Its unprotected crown and the characteristics of its case are reminiscent of the first generations of TUDOR divers’ watches.

Technical details

Model: TUDOR BLACK BAY GMT S&G
Reference 79833MN

Case
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
48-notch bidirectional rotating bezel in yellow gold with 24-minute graduated matt brown/black anodised aluminium disc
Yellow gold screw-down crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5652 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Integrated construction
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 7.52 mm
Jewels: 28 jewels
Power reserve of approximately 70 hours

Functions
Jumping hours (second time zone), 24 hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock without non-correction range synchronised on the jumping hours hand
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Black, domed

Bracelet
Riveted steel and yellow gold bracelet with polished and satin finish, or brown leather strap with steel folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with beige band and buckle

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Rolex has launched a new variant of its Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II watch. Endowed with an eye catching green and black theme, this new reference (126720 VTNR) comes with a number of surprising design features. Firstly, its crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case. The date aperture and the Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

This new Rolex GMT watch in Oystersteel features a bi-colour monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic. Equipped with calibre 3285, the new the GMT-Master II displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.

The black lacquer dial features 18K white gold hands and indexes. The GMT hand is green lacquered. All the hands and hour-markers are filled with Chromalight, which offers a striking blue glow.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. The date is synchronized with the local time.

The moulded, recessed graduations and numerals of the GMT bezel are coated with platinum via PVD. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The 40 mm Oyster case of the new GMT-Master II is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Triplock winding crown is protected by an integral crown guard. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The beating heart of the new Rolex GMT-Master II watch (Calibre 3285) incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Rolex Calibre 3285

Rolex Calibre 3285 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. The power reserve of this in-house self-winding movement is approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)
Oysterlock clasp of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

The Oyster bracelet on this new version (reference 126720 VTNR 0001) is equipped with the in-house designed and patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. The Easylink comfort extension link allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. Rolex is also offering a variant of this model featuring the jubilee bracelet (reference 126720 VTNR 0002).

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

References
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0001: With Oyster bracelet
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0002: With Jubilee bracelet

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable
24-hour graduated monobloc two-colour Cerachrom insert in green and black ceramic; moulded, recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in Oystersteel, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

Precision
-2 /+2 sec./day, after casing

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Local time via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Reference time via additional 24-hour hand
Instantaneous date at 9 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Oscillator
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer 24-hour hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links/ Jubilee, five-piece links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

MING 22.01 GMT

MING presents its latest dual time watch, the 22.01 GMT.

The 22.01 bridges the gap between the new 37-series and outgoing 17-series, with design cues taken from both dial architecture and case design.

MING 22.01 GMT

The dial itself takes inspiration from two very different sources. Firstly, the serene Kyoto dial reflects the textures and colours of traditional Japanese gardens with placed stone and perfect moss, overlaid with the impression of water conveyed by an intermediate sapphire dial. The dial has a dark green outer chapter ring and grey center, both with grained texture, and GMT markings in silver.

MING 22.01 GMT

The second Gilt dial is a punchier, modern take on early brass and gilt watches. It features with a dark cyan chapter ring, dark gold center, gilt GMT markings and grained texture.

MING 22.01 GMT

As the base metal dial is overlaid with sapphire, it exhibits the brand’s signature inversion under certain lighting conditions. During inversion, the underlying colour disappears completely, and multiple internal reflections deliver dynamic layering.

The metallic GMT markings are on the top of the sapphire dial to retain legibility, and hour indices are on the underside of the top crystal in HyCeram X1 formulation. Both dials are accompanied by colour-matched GMT hands and the highly legible handset from the 20 Series and 17.09.

MING 22.01 GMT watch

The 38mm case draws inspiration from both the 20-series and 37-series and features alternating brushed and polished layers; it is a monobloc construction in grade 5 titanium and without spacers, and water resistant to 100m. The lugs retain the signature flare and feature a continuous twist highlighted by brushing that runs continuously from the case flanks through the underside of the lugs.

MING 22.01 GMT watch case back

MING 22.01 GMT features a sapphire display back. The watch is equipped with the automatic-winding Sellita SW330-2 in a black circular grained finish with a skeletonized rotor. The intermediate crown position adjusts the 24-hour GMT hand unidirectionally in one-hour increments, and the third crown position hacks the movement and adjusts all hands simultaneously.

MING 22.01 GMT

The 22.01 is assembled by Manufacture Schwarz-Etienne in Switzerland, finished with Barenia leather straps by Manufacture Jean Rousseau and accompanied by a leather travel pouch by Studio Koji Sato. The keeperless tuck buckle with half-hole micro-adjustment provides a comfortable wearing experience.

MING 22.01 GMT

The brand is offering 300 pieces of each variant for existing customers, and a further 700 of each variant for the general public.

MING 22.01 GMT

The MING 22.01 GMT is priced at CHF 3,250 for either variant, inclusive of shipping worldwide.

Technical details

Model: MING 22.01 GMT

Functions
Hours, minutes
Independently adjustable 24-hour GMT hand

Case, dial & hands
38mm diameter, 10.7mm thickness, 43.9mm lug to lug
Case in grade 5 titanium with sapphire caseback
Concave bezel; mixed brushed and polished finish
Top sapphire crystal with double sided antireflective coating,
Top sapphire with laser etched indices and HyCeram X1
Rigid case without spacer rings
100m water resistance with triple crown gaskets
Composite, three-part dial with grained finish in green-grey (“Kyoto”) or cyan-gold (“Gilt”) and matching GMT hands
Hands coated with Super-LumiNova X1

Strap
1x barenia strap, handmade by Jean Rousseau Paris
Signed tuck buckle in stainless steel
20x18mm, quick release with curved fitting

Movement
Cal. 330.M2 – based on the Sellita SW330-2
42-hour power reserve
28,800 bph (4Hz)
25 jewels
Hacking function

Other features
Leather travel pouch handmade by Studio Koji Sato
2-year warranty against defects

Origin
Made in Switzerland

Retail price
CHF 3,250 inclusive of worldwide shipping

Grand Seiko Quartz GMT Isetan Shinjuku Limited Edition, SBGN017

In August 2020, Grand Seiko released a limited edition Quartz GMT watch exclusively created for Isetan Shinjuku department store in Japan.

The Grand Seiko Isetan Shinjuku limited model SBGN017 features a 39mm diameter stainless steel case. The hand-finished white dial spotlights a unique stamped pattern inspired the bark of a large tree. This dual-time wristwatch is equipped with the 9F86 quartz movement, a recent addition to the brand’s illustrious 9F family.

Grand Seiko Quartz GMT Isetan Shinjuku Limited Edition, SBGN017

The dial ring is painted in two tones of blue and white, and you can intuitively distinguish the day and night of the second time zone pointed by the red GMT hand. The steel external bezel features 24H marking with Arabic numbers for even hours.

Limited to 56 pieces, this special watch (reference SBGN017) belongs to the Grand Seiko Sports Collection. It has a water resistance of 100 meters.

The case thickness is 12.1 mm. The back cover is engraved with the lion’s coat of arms and the words “LIMITED EDITION”. The watch is provided with a stainless steel bracelet. The single-push, three-fold clasp features the GS logo.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Quartz GMT Isetan Shinjuku Limited Edition
Collection: Grand Seiko Sport
Reference: SBGN017

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 12.1 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Water resistance: 10 bar
Screw-in steel case back with GS Lion emblem and LIMITED EDITION engraving
Case number: 9F86 0AG0

Movement
Quartz Cal. 9F86
Battery life: About 3 years
Accuracy: Annual difference ± 10 seconds function; 24-hour hand (dual time display function)
Screw lock type crown
With calendar (date) function
Second hand stop function
Calendar interlocking time difference correction function

Dial
White dial

Bracelet
Stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 56 pieces

Price
396,000 yen (tax included)

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models, References SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko expands its Presage Sharp Edged Series by launching five new models inspired by the traditions of Japan. One is a limited edition GMT, two feature a new open heart movement and two offer a multi-hand dial with power reserve, day and date displays.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models 2022
Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

Like all the existing watches in this series, the dials of these new additions are adorned with the Asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern that has been used in Japanese fabrics ever since the Heian period over a thousand years ago.

The new Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT boasts a wide dial opening allows the time of day, GMT function, power reserve and date to be read at a glance. The dial’s rich texture is complemented by the depth of its color, a blue that Ukiyoe artists over the centuries made famous in images of Mt Fuji in high summer. The GMT display ring shares the same blue and is in ceramic.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged GMT
Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

This Presage watch is offered as a limited edition of 900 and will be available in July at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

The other four new watches in the 2022 Sharp Edged Series all share a new case design. While it retains all the strength and angularity that gives the series its distinctive look, there is a new face with a mirror finish between the top and side surfaces that adds a new sparkle to the watch. The elegance of the new design is further enhanced by the inward tapering of the case.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

Both SPB305 and SPB307 are powered by Caliber 6R38, which is a new addition to the 6R family of movements. It is specially adapted so as to allow the wearer to see the beat of the escapement through the opening at the 9 o’clock position. Furthermore, it offers a power reserve of 70 hours.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged SPB309 and SPB311 models feature Caliber 6R21. It displays day, date and power reserve indicators at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions respectively. This is the first appearance of this multi-hand movement in the Sharp Edged Series.

Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series New Models
Image Credit: Seiko Watch Corporation

Each of the four dials is in a different traditional Japanese color. Shironeri, the white of unbleached silk and Aisumi, the blue of indigo for are used in the open heart watches. Geppaku, the white of the full moon, is used in one of the two multi-hand creations while the sub-dials of the other are in Kuritobi, the color of the black kite. These four new timepieces will be available in June at the Seiko Boutiques and selected retail partners worldwide.

Technical details

Collection: Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Series
References: SPB303, SPB305, SPB307, SPB309 and SPB311

Seiko Presage Model SPB303

Movement
Caliber 6R64
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 42.2mm, Thickness: 13.7mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release
An additional horse strap is attached

Edition
Limited edition of 900 pieces

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,540

Seiko Presage Models SPB305 & SPB307

Movement
Caliber 6R21
Vibrations: 28,800 vibrations per hour (8 beats per second)
Power reserve: 45 hours
Number of jewels: 29

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 12.2mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,100

Seiko Presage Models SPB309 & SPB311

Movement
Caliber 6R38
Vibrations: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 70 hours
Number of jewels: 24

Case
Stainless steel case and bracelet with super-hard coating (SPB309)
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating and calf strap (SPB311)
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw see-through case back
Diameter: 40.2mm, Thickness: 11.8mm
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic Resistance: 4,800 A/m

Bracelet
SPB309: Stainless steel bracelet with super-hard coating
SPB31: Calf leather strap (SPB311)
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Price
Approximate recommended retail price in Europe: €1,000

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Thong Sia Group Special Edition, Reference SBGE267G

Launched in 2020 in collaboration with Thong Sia Group, this limited edition Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT watch features a distinctive Champagne Diamond design. Limited to 140 pieces, SBGE267G was exclusively dedicated to Thong Sia Group, the sole distributor of Seiko and Grand Seiko watches in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Brunei.

This stainless steel dual time wristwatch comes with a radial-brushed chestnut brown dial and a matching 24-H/GMT bezel ring made of sapphire. The hour, minute and second hands as well as the indices are in champagne gold shade. The arrow-shaped GMT hand features a silvery finish. Grand Seiko SBGE267G is provided with a date display at the 4 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at the 9 o’clock.

Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Thong Sia Group Special Edition, Reference SBGE267G

Developed in 2006, the 9R66 Spring Drive movement is endowed with the extremely useful GMT display function. This timepiece has a high accuracy comparable to that of a quartz watch, with a daily difference of only ±1 second. Its power reserve is approximately 72 hours.

A new addition to the Grand Seiko Sports family, the Spring Drive GMT SBGE267G model has a water resistance of 200 meters. It comes with a screw-down crown at 4 o’clock. The 44mm case is attached on a stainless steel bracelet. The screw-in stainless steel case-back is engraved with the Grand Seiko Lion emblem, LIMITED EDITION inscription and the serial number.

Technical details

Model: Grand Seiko Sport Collection Spring Drive GMT, Special model dedicated to Thong Sia Group, Reference: SBGE267G

Movement
Spring Drive GMT
Caliber: 9R66
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Winding: Automatic
Accuracy: ±1 second per day / ±15 seconds per month (average)
Stop seconds hand function
30 Jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
GMT/24-hour hand
Calendar-linked time difference adjustment function
Date display
Power reserve indication

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 44mm
Thickness: 14.7mm
External GMT/24H bezel
Dual-curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Screw-in case back with lion emblem
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 20Bar (200 meters)

Dial
Chestnut brown textured dial

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
Three-fold clasp with push button release

Edition
Limited Edition of 140 pieces (Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore only)

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black

Porsche Design has launched an all black edition of its 1919 Globetimer UTC watch.

Introduced two years ago, Porsche Design’s 1919 Globetimer UTC is a GMT watch that offers intelligent functionality, optimized legibility, and convenient, easy operation. Previously available in three different color variants, the chronometer-certified timepiece features black titanium carbide coating and a black leather strap made of Porsche interior leather.

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black

Derived from the simple and precise handling of the Porsche double-clutch transmission, the display of the world’s 24 time zones can be adjusted in 1-hour increments – without the loss of the current time display – by simply pressing the form-fitting push-button which is ergonomically embedded into the case.

Each push of this button causes the short, local-time, hour hand to advance clockwise one position. When flying east, each push of the “+” button advances the second time zone by an interval of one hour. When flying west, pressing the “–” button causes the UTC hands to move in the opposite direction. All the while, the UTC hands automatically move, remaining in synchrony.

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black

To ensure this occurs at midnight and not at noon, the time needs to be set correctly just once. A circular window on the left-hand side of the dial facilitates this task: a white dot appears here during daytime hours, while the aperture remains black at night. Porsche Design has also taken into account the reference time indicated by a second, and clearly distinguishable hour hand with a distinctive luminous tip. This hand turns once every twenty-four hours, displaying the home time.

Perfect legibility is another essential feature. To intuitively display the time from any viewing angle, the dial’s radius was designed to be as large as possible, while the titanium case was made uncommonly slim. Well-balanced styling imbues this watch with a unique lightness, further enhanced by the handsomely shaped wristband.

Color contrasts, distinctive hands, indices and numerals combine with the generous use of nonradioactive Super-LumiNova luminous material to minimize the chance of misreading, even in poor visibility conditions. In addition, a sevenfold antireflective coating and an extra hard-coated treatment protect the sapphire crystal.

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black

The 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black is also powered by the Porsche Design Caliber Werk 04.110. The movement is equipped with a bidirectional winding rotor. It builds up a 38-hour power reserve with its balance paced at four hertz. The front of the caliber is equipped with an innovative time-zone mechanism specially developed by Porsche Design and manufactured by the Swiss complication specialist Dubois- Dépraz.

Before starting serial production, the mechanisms underwent several long-term tests in compliance with the strict criteria of Chronofiable®. The impact test’s candidates receive a blow equivalent to nearly 5,000 times their own weight, while each push-piece must withstand at least 10,000 switching cycles.

Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black

Before encasing, each movement must also prove its timekeeping accuracy for fifteen consecutive days at the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). The caliber must not lose more than four, nor gain more than six seconds per day, throughout the fifteen- day trial. During this time, the movement undergoes testing in five different positions and at three different temperatures.

The 42-millimeter titanium case with a black titanium carbide coating perfectly pairs with the black leather strap made of high-quality Porsche car leather. The watch is water-resistant to 100 meters.

The 1919 Globetimer UTC All Black is available at a starting price of 6,250 EUR (RRP).

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Greubel Forsey During Geneva Watch Days 2021, Greubel Forsey launched the third and final interpretation of its GMT Earth. Made of titanium, this intense black version is a limited edition of 11 pieces.

The GMT Earth by Greubel Forsey is an extraordinary wristwatch that, for the first time, makes it possible to appreciate the entirety of the world in a single glance.

This technical feat first appeared in 2011. At the time of the first “GMT”, the Earth was not yet fully revealed. Seven years later, the design of the Earth was finally complete: visible from all angles in its new sapphire alcove, it appears as though it is floating in space. On the front as well as the back, the laser-engraved Earth shows world times that are both quick and easy to read.

The first version of the GMT Earth was in white gold. The second was in platinum. Now, this timepiece is available with a new titanium case. The GMT Earth in titanium will be available in a limited edition of 11 pieces, three times less than the original version. Weighing just 117g, the weight of the strap has been reduced by two-thirds. The case has lost just over a third of its weight.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Titanium is used not only for the entire case, but also the bridges, the GMT push-piece, the crown and the folding buckle, the latter two being the components most exposed to shocks and scratches.

To accompany the light and matt tones of titanium, Greubel Forsey opted for a black finish on the dial. It is applied to the spotted bottom plate and to all the frosted bridges, with straight flanks, polished bevelling and countersinks. This finish is also featured on an all-black natural rubber strap, whose inner face is engraved with the cardinal values of the Greubel Forsey Atelier and which are visible on the bezel.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

The GMT Earth displays four key pieces of information on its dial side. The first is the off-centre hours, minutes and seconds display. The first two feature large openworked hands finished with a Super-LumiNova tip, complemented by a small seconds hand on a sapphire disc at three o’clock.

On the left is the GMT indicator, whose red hand effortlessly stands out against a hand-engraved black gold disc filled with lacquer. The third, located opposite the crown, is the power reserve, designed following the same process: a black, engraved gold segment, filled with lacquer and covered by a silver-polished steel hand.

Finally between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock, the Earth occupies the largest space, completing a full rotation in 24 hours. The engraved sapphire ring around the equator acts as a day / night indication and allows you to instantly see which hemisphere is in the daytime and which is at night.

Greubel Forsey GMT Earth Titanium (Final Edition)

Located on the side of the caseband, a final window opens to show the equator. Thanks to this, the Earth really can be seen from all angles.

Finally, on the caseback side, the worldtime display indicator completes the design. 24 time zones indicate the UTC of 24 major cities – with those that observe daylight savings on a white background.

The GMT Earth boasts Greubel Forsey’s third invention Tourbillon 24 Secondes, which uses a fast rotation speed and is set at an angle to resolve the positioning problem in relation to gravity and which is crucial for the operation of the oscillator. The 25° angle and the rapid rotation of the tourbillon cage significantly improve the chronometric performance of a system containing only one tourbillon, especially those in fixed positions.

Technical details

Model: GMT Earth

Edition
Limited edition of 11 pieces in titanium

Special features
GMT • 2nd time zone • rotating globe with universal time and day-and-night • complete and global view from northern to southern hemisphere • universal time on 24 time zones • summer and winter time • cities observing summer time • lateral window showing the equator • GMT pusher • Tourbillon 24 Secondes • hours and minutes • small seconds • power-reserve indicator

Movement

Hand-wound movement with 3 patents

Movement dimensions
• Diameter: 36.40mm
• Thickness: 11.55mm

Number of parts
• Movement: 453 parts
• Tourbillon cage: 86 parts
• Weight of the cage: 0.39g

Number of jewels
• 60
• Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons

Chronometric power reserve
• 72 hours

Barrels
• Two coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels (1 turn in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excess tension

Balance wheel
• Variable-inertia with gold mean-time screws (10mm diameter)

Frequency
• 21’600 vibrations/hour

Balance spring
• Phillips terminal curve
• Geneva-style stud

Main plate
• Nickel silver, frosted and spotted with polished bevelling and countersinks, straight-grained flanks, black treatment

Bridges
• Nickel silver, frosted with polished bevelling and countersinks, straight-grained flanks, black treatment
• Flat black polished steel tourbillon bridge, hand-polished bevelling and countersinks
• Flat black polished steel screws, blued by heat treatment

Tourbillon
• Inclined at a 25° angle, 24-seconds rotation
• Light alloy cage pillars
• Titanium cage bridges
• Gold counterweight

Gearing
• Involute circle profile
• Tangential inclined gear on fixed wheel and profiled teeth on escape wheel pinion

Displays

Hours and minutes
Small seconds
72-hours power reserve on a sector
2nd time zone GMT
24 time zones universal time
Rotating titanium globe with universal time
Complete view from North Pole to South Pole
Summer time
Day-and-night

Exterior

Case
In titanium, with titanium plates, engraved, hand-finished with text, screwed to the caseband
Lateral window with shaped synthetic sapphire crystal
Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped lugs
Three-dimensional synthetic sapphire crystal caseback, with integrated dome
Three-dimensional, asymmetrical, synthetic sapphire crystal bezel
Raised polished engraving “GMT Earth” and “Greubel Forsey” on a hand-punched background
Gold security screws
Titanium GMT pusher with raised engraving on a hand-punched background
Engraved individual number
Water-resistance: 3atm – 30m – 100ft (standard NIHS 92-20/SN ISO 22810:2010)

Case dimensions
Diameter: 45.50mm
Height: case 16.18mm
Height on synthetic sapphire dome: 18.00mm

Crown
In titanium, synthetic sapphire insert with GF logo

Dial Side
Multi-level hour-ring in synthetic sapphire, galvanic growth hour indexes, engraved and lacquered minutes and small seconds
Power-reserve and GMT indicators in gold, engraved and lacquered, circular-grained, black treatment
Rotating globe with day-and-night UTC indicator in synthetic sapphire, engraved and lacquered

Movement Side
Synthetic sapphire disc displaying city names surrounded by 2 gold rings (UTC and summer time) engraved and lacquered
Gold “summer time” plate with individual number, raised engraving
South Pole of the globe with UTC indicator, engraved and lacquered, hand matt lapped

Hands
Hours, minutes, small seconds and power-reserve in polished steel, hand-polished countersinks
2nd time zone GMT indicator, red triangle

Strap and clasp
Rubber or hand-sewn alligator
Titanium folding clasp, engraved with the GF logo

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

Subsequent to the successful launch of the NEVEREST collection, Swiss watch brand NORQAIN presents the first GMT timepieces in the brand’s renowned Adventure line. Three models are available now and each one is fashioned from stainless steel. They feature the brand’s signature NORQAIN dial pattern. One variation has a striking all-black appearance with DLC finishing.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

The new creations are all equipped with the independent brand’s Manufacture Calibre NN20/2, produced in collaboration with movement manufacturer Kenissi.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

The NEVEREST GMT models are adventure-ready with the ultra-robust NN20/2 Manufacture Calibre and sporty design. Two 41mm models in polished and satined stainless steel feature a black dial with the recognisable NORQAIN pattern and date window at 3 o’clock.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

Both have a steel bidirectional-rotating bezel with a ceramic ring. The time in a second time zone is easily legible with a 24-hour scale around the central GMT hand and X1 Superluminova on all indexes and hands.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

The sturdy crown protection enhances the watch’s robustness. The polished NORQAIN plate on the left side of the case, engraved with “NEVEREST”, can be personalised with a name, motto or date. The wearer can choose from two compelling design codes: royal blue or forest green.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT  with blue detail

Both timepieces are available with a stainless steel bracelet (USD 3,900.00), a fabric strap (USD 3,690.00), or a black rubber NATO strap (USD 3,760.00) produced by BIWI, a Swiss industry leader known for its innovative vegan-certified products.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT with green details and nato strap

The third variation of the Adventure NEVEREST GMT features DLC on the polished and satined stainless steel case, bidirectional-rotating bezel, lugs and screwed-down crown.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT black dlc version with bracelet

The splash of sunset orange on the dial indicates the night-time hours of the 24-hour GMT scale and the central GMT hand has an orange tip. X1 Superluminova coats the indexes as well as the hand-applied and facetted hands, for optimal legibility at any time of the day.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT black dlc version with rubber strap

This 41mm model is presented on a DLC stainless steel bracelet (USD 4,500.00), flex fabric strap (USD 4,100.00), or striped rubber NATO strap (USD4,190.00).

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT black dlc watch with nato strap

This is the first NATO strap in NORQAIN’s entire collection and it is made with robust water-resistant, vegan-certified rubber. The wearer can add a unique detail to the watch by engraving the DLC-coated NORQAIN plate with something that reminds them of their greatest achievement.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

The robust and high-precision NN20/2 GMT calibre, developed in partnership with mechanical movement manufacturer Kenissi, is COSC-certified and boats an impressive 70-hour power reserve. The sturdy construction features a traversing bridge with two-point fixation to ensure that the timekeeping performance will not be hindered by powerful activity.

NORQAIN NN20/2 GMT calibre
NORQAIN NN20/2 GMT calibre

The GMT movement boasts a jumping hour feature to easily set the local time and change the date forward or backward at any time of the day without losing a second.

Affirming the exclusivity of the movements are the unique NORQAIN decorations visible through the transparent caseback such as the golden “double-N” NORQAIN logo, symbolising the Swiss Alps, on the oscillating weight and “Adventure – Freedom – Independence”, the brand’s core values and NORQAIN collection names, engraved on the bridge.

NORQAIN ADVENTURE NEVEREST GMT

NORQAIN also offers four-year international warranty, which can be extended to five years when the customer joins the NORQAINER Club within one month of their purchase.

10% of the earnings of NEVEREST sales will be donated to the Butterfly Help Project, created by Norbu Sherpa and Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann of Wild Yak Expeditions.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Engineered for easier and faster setting, the Roadmaster Marine GMT by BALL Watch Company features quick-set GMT push buttons that revolutionize the way the GMT hand is adjusted.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Simply by turning and pressing either one of the patented quick-set buttons, the GMT hand can be easily set instead of using the main crown.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with green bezel

The button at 8 o’clock moves the GMT hand backward, while the 10 o’clock button moves it forward. Combined with a bi-directional 24-hour bezel and main hands, the Marine GMT allows for three time zones to be tracked simultaneously.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with tritium tubes

In the darkest conditions, time can be read thanks to the self-powered H₃ gas tubes used by BALL. This cutting-edge Swiss technology consists in encapsulating H₃ gas in glass micro tubes. Light energy is released when the H₃ molecules strike the internal colored surface of the tubes. This phenomenon doesn’t require recharge from any external light or energy source. The 28 tubes are carefully mounted onto the dial at each hour marker as well as the main hour hand, minute hand and GMT hand.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with Pepsi bezel

The markers at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are shaped as Arabic numerals forming one of the most iconic BALL dial designs. In combination with the ceramic bezel’s Super LumiNova coating, the three time zones can easily be read in total darkness.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT with blue and black bezel

The Marine GMT features the chronometer certified automatic caliber BALL RR1203-C with day-date functions. It is water resistant to 200m/660ft, anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m and shock resistant to 5,000Gs.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with green and black bezel

Its case is made of titanium while its bracelet combines stainless steel and titanium parts. The movement can be admired thanks to a see-trough case back and the crown screws in for better resistance.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with white dial and blue bezel

This 40mm Roadmaster Marine GMT watch model is available in several harmonious color variations. It comes on a bracelet but can also fit a rubber or NATO strap.

BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT watch with black dial and green bezel

Technical details

Model: BALL Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT

Versions
DG3030B-S1CJ-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S1CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Black and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S2C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S2C-GR: Titanium Case, Green Dial, Black and Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S3C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Black and Brown Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S3C-BR: Titanium Case, Brown Dial, Black and Brown Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S4C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Red and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S4C-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Red and Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S5C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S5C-GR: Titanium Case, Green Dial, Green Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S6CJ-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Blue Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-BK: Black Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S7CJ-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-BK: Titanium Case, Black Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-BE: Titanium Case, Blue Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet
DG3030B-S8C-WH: Titanium Case, White Dial, Red and Black Bezel, Titanium and Stainless Steel Bracelet

Movement
Automatic caliber BALL RR1203-C
Chronometer certified COSC

Functions
28 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, GMT hands and dial for night reading capability
Three time zone indication with patented quick set mechanism
Shock resistant to 5,000Gs
Anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
Water resistant to 200m/660ft

Functions
Hours, minutes, sweep second, day and date

Case
Titanium
Ø 40mm, height 14 mm
Bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel, illuminated with Super LumiNova
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Sapphire crystal transparent case back
Screwed-in crown

Band
Tapered titanium and stainless steel bracelet with folding buckle

Dial
Black, blue, green, brown or white

Edition
Each mode is limited edition to 1,000 pieces

Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT

Bell & Ross presents BR 03-93 GMT, a new addition to its traveller’s timepieces.

In 2007, Bell & Ross launched its 1st GMT Instrument, the BR 03‑51 GMT TITANIUM. Two complications at the service of the long-haul traveler: a second time zone and a large date for optimum readability. The use of high-tech materials like brushed titanium for the case and carbon fiber for the dial optimizes the watch performances. A carbon version was released later in 2013.

This complication has subsequently been chosen to equip the Vintage series. Following on from the BR V2-93 GMT 24H launched in 2018, Bell & Ross has completed its range of watches targeted at modern frequent travelers – both professionals and civilians – in search of a chic and functional timepiece.

The Bell and Ross BR V2-93 GMT Blue – launched in 2020 and picked by Air France pilots – adorns a galvanic blue sunray dial as a nod to the world of air travel and long transatlantic trips, while the second-hand counterweight is subtly styled in the shape of an aircraft.

True to its iconic square flagship model, the new BR 03-93 GMT replaces the existing version. Redesigned, more modern, more functional, more readable. This “tool watch” goes back to basics in terms of design and shape which were influenced by two keywords: functionality and legibility.

Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT

Its black sunray dial contrasts with its large white photo-luminescent numerals and indexes. This color scheme is ingrained in Bell & Ross’ DNA. It echoes the colors used for on-board flight instruments. Cockpits are in fact dominated by black, which prevents reflections, and white, which guarantees optimal reading.

This new updated version differs in many ways from its predecessor. The new BR 03-93 GMT timepiece provides the time in three different locations around the world.

Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT

The GMT hand now stands out with its large red triangle which is perfectly visible both day and night. Spinning around the dial in 24 hours, this fourth hand displays a second time zone (or the local time on a 24-hour scale). For the first time, the iconic square shape is completed with a bi-directional bezel.

Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT

The BR 03 case was specifically modified to welcome this new functional bezel. It enables the reading of the second time zone, but it can also show a third time zone. Rotating it clockwise subtracts hours and anti-clockwise adds hours.

Bell & Ross BR 03-93 GMT

The bezel – which borrows the same color combination as the dial – is equipped with a 24-hour scale graduation. Bell & Ross has opted for Black & Red-hot hues. Red is known for its frank, clear and dynamic properties. While the red section indicates daytime, the black backgrounds nighttime. Thus, the two-tone bezel provides a visual contrast / effect for discerning time reading and is made of anodized aluminum.

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR 03-93 GMT
REF. BR0393-BL-ST/SCA

Movement
BR-CAL.303
Automatic mechanical

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds, second 24-hour time zone and date
Quick setting of the GMT hand, independently of the hour hand

Case
42 mm in width
Satin-finished and polished steel
Bidirectional rotating bezel with 24-hour scale and black and red two-colour anodised aluminium ring
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres

Dial
Black dial with Indices coated in Super-LumiNova®
Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands and 24-hour hand

Strap
Black calfskin leather and ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric
Buckle: Pin buckle in satin-finished and polished steel

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon “Dark Matter” Limited Edition

Inspired by the Place Vendôme ‘Ombres’ in titanium, the new Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon ‘Dark Matter’ watch features a black titanium case with ADLC coating and dark bridges with PVD treatment.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

Among the three families of Czapek & Cie watches, the Place Vendôme is the most refined and complex. Launched in 2017 with two models in limited edition in platinum and red gold, the collection boasts a proprietary caliber with a ‘suspended’ tourbillon, a GMT function and the indication of day and night in the second time zone, as well as of the power reserve.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

At Baselword 2019, Czapek presented two new entries in the collection: a sumptuous version in platinum with a baguette-cut diamonds setting, ‘Etincelles’, and a sporty model in titanium with a black enamel ring, ‘Ombres’.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

During the Geneva Watch Days 2020 luxury watch exhibition, the Geneva based brand unveiled the ‘Dark Matter’ edition. This new timepiece is not only inspired by the Ombres tourbillon in titanium, but takes elements from other watches in the Czapek portfolio.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

The 43.5mm case, in 5- grade titanium, features a black ADLC coating as the Faubourg de Cracovie ‘Courage every second’ chronograph – the unique piece donated by Czapek to the Only Watch charity event and auctioned off by Christies for 110’000 CHF on November 9th 2019.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

The fine-looking black bridges of the Dark Matter have been treated with PVD coating, ensuring the conservation of the colour over time, by the same company that crafts the blued gold Fleur-de-Lys hands in the Quai des Bergues collection.

Manufactured in a limited edition of 10 pieces, the timepiece will be only available at the brand’s official retailers and on czapek.com.

Technical details

Model: Place Vendôme Dark Matter

Case
Titanium grade 5 case with ADLC coating
43.5 mm diameter
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water-resistance: 50 meters (5 atm)

Movement
Calibre SXH2: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Chronode and Czapek & Cie
Power reserve: 60 hours with one barrel spring
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 VpH)
Diameter: 34.8 mm – 15 ½ lines
Height: 9.8 mm

Finish
Front: anthracite sand-blasted plate, steel bridges treated with PVD coating, blue screw on tourbillon
Case back: open ratchet with circular bevelling, bridges treated with PVD coating, final “anglage” main

Functions
Hours and minutes on separate dial located at 12 o’clock
One-minute tourbillon located at 8 o’clock
Second time zone on subdial at 4 o’clock, turns counter-clockwise
Disk day/night indicator located at 6, turns counter-clockwise
Power reserve: off centred disk, located at 12, turn on 90° on 60h, winding counter clockwise

Dial
Black enamel dial, polished bridges and sandblasted plate
12 in Arabic numerals
Arrow hands in white gold with superluminova

Bracelet
Alligator strap with Titanium buckle

International Retail Price
90’000 CHF

Franck Muller Vanguard™ World Timer GMT

Dedicated to world travelers, the Vanguard™ World Timer GMT from Franck Muller men’s Vanguard™ collection stands out with its strong and noticeable, yet classic features.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ World Timer GMT

The latest official world time zones indexed in 24 emblematic world places are displayed to enable the owner to know the hour all around the world from Paris to New-York through Moscow.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ World Timer GMT

Powered by an automatic mechanical movement, this utmost refined Franck Muller timepiece in rose gold offers the immediate knowledge of two time zones. As the gentleman three-piece suit, the Franck Muller Universal Hours owns 3 bezels.

Franck Muller Vanguard™ World Timer GMT

The center of the dial is sunray brushed, adorned with the world map, which was subtly worked in order to create relief, highlighting each continent. Divided in the official 24 time zones, this world chart makes the creation a detailed explanation of the world time.

Technical details

Model: Franck Muller Vanguard™ World Timer GMT, Reference V 45 HU GMT

Case
18k rose gold
Width 44 mm x Length 53.70 mm x Height 14.50 mm
Water resistant up to 30 meters

Functions
Hours, Minutes and second at the centre
24 cities displays with 1 time zone
Winding stem brace with 3 positions

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
26 mm x 31 mm, Height: 6 mm
42 hours of power reserve
170 components – 23 jewels
28 800 vibrations / hour
Côtes de Genève, circular graining, rhodium plating

Dial
24 time zones, applied hour markers

Strap
Hand-sewn alligator strap with rubber inside and folding buckle

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H

Specially dedicated to aircrew and frequent travelers, the new Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch displays the time in three time zones. Its 41 mm round steel case is a characteristic of the Vintage series.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch

Its revisited style is modern and sophisticated, with rounded lugs that perfectly adapt to the wrist. The case includes integrated protection for the screw-down crown. Lastly, the strap is available in two versions: Steel or “Tropic” rubber.

Bell and Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch

Inspired by the black and white colour combination used for on-board flight instruments to reduce reflections and increase legibility, its black dial features contrasting large white numerals.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch

Lastly, its hands boast a photo luminescent coating. The GMT hand stands out with its orange arrow. White, black and orange, symbolic colors of Bell & Ross, ensure perfect legibility both day and night.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch

With its bi-directional 24-hour scale bezel, the BR V2-93 GMT 24H displays the time in three global time zones. Classic GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watches generally settle for two.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch

The three white hands display the hour (minutes and seconds) in one time zone. The orange hand that rotates around the dial in 24 hours shows a second time zone (or the local time on a 24-hour scale).

The bi-directional bezel has a 24-hour scale. It enables reading of the second time zone but it can also display a third time zone. Rotating it clockwise subtracts hours and anti-clockwise adds hours. This is the first bi-colour piece created by Bell & Ross. With a 24-hour scale, the grey section indicates daytime, and the black background night-time.

Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H watch movement

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H

Movement: calibre BR-CAL.303. Automatic mechanical
Functions: hours, minutes and central seconds. Second time hand rapid-setting, independent from the hour hand. Date
Case: 41 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel
Bi-directional bezel with 24-hour scale
Grey and black two-colour anodized aluminium disc
Screw-down crown
Sapphire case-back
Crystal: ultra-curved sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 100 metres
Dial: black. Numerals and indices coated in white Superluminova®. Metal skeletonized Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands
Strap: satin-polished steel or black rubber
Buckle: folding for metal bracelet. Satin-polished steel pin for rubber strap

Tudor Black Bay GMT

Presented at Baselworld 2018, the Black Bay GMT timepiece from TUDOR incorporates a multiple time-zone function that establishes local time without losing sight of the time in two other time zones. Specially dedicated to travelers, this watch sports a new manufacture movement.

The rotatable bezel derives its deep blue and burgundy colour theme from other models in the Black Bay line, but in a matt version, the Black Bay GMT is also a nod to the early days of this watchmaking function.

Tudor Black Bay GMT Pepsi Reference 79830RB

Additional time zones are indicated by a red snowflake hand, TUDOR’s aesthetic hallmark, which spins around the dial in 24 hours, as well as a bidirectional rotatable bezel that is also calibrated for 24 hours. The twelve daylight hours are printed on the burgundy section and the night-time hours on the blue.

With a steel case, 41 mm in diameter, the Black Bay GMT model is waterproof to 200 metres (660 f) and designed to withstand the elements. Its winding crown tube is in satin-brushed steel, new for the Black Bay line and aesthetically in keeping with the case and winding crown. Its contrasting black dial means that it is legible in all conditions, including night-time, thanks to its luminescent hour markers. The dial features a GMT marker at 6 o’clock.

Tudor Black Bay GMT Reference 79830RB

A new Manufacture Calibre with the reference MT5652 has been developed by TUDOR for the Black Bay GMT model. This introduces a new function to the line of TUDOR Manufacture Calibres, an apt demonstration of TUDOR’s approach to technical development. The integration of new functions is allowed by a flexible architecture, rather than by adding ever more complicated modules. This self-winding movement offers 70-hour power reserve.

Tudor GMT Calibre MT5652

The Calibre MT5652 has the appearance and finish typical of Manufacture Calibres. Its openwork rotor is satin-brushed with sand-blasted details and its bridges and mainplate have alternate polished sand-blasted surfaces and laser decorations. Its structure has been designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability, as has its variable inertia balance, which is maintained by a sturdy traversing bridge with a two-point fixation.

Thanks to these qualities, together with its non-magnetic silicon balance spring, it is certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Tudor Black Bay GMT with stainless steel bracelet

The bracelet of the Black Bay GMT model is inspired by the folding riveted bracelets of the TUDOR watches produced in the 1950s and 1960s. These were famous for having visible rivet heads that attached the links, as well as a stepped construction. These two aesthetic details are incorporated into the bracelet of the Black Bay GMT model, integrating modern manufacturing methods using solid links.

Tudor Black Bay GMT with Terra di Siena brown leather strap

Two additional designs are available: “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap and folding clasp or black fabric strap with a burgundy band. Made using the Jacquard technique, a traditional method achieved by a 150-year-old family firm from the St-Etienne region of France, this strap is a signature feature of TUDOR.

Tudor Black Bay GMT with Jacquard fabric strap

Like other models in the Black Bay line, the Black Bay GMT features a dial inspired by the TUDOR divers’ watches produced during the 1950s. They adopt the characteristic angular hands known to collectors as snowflake that appeared in the brand’s 1969 catalogue.

Lastly, the large winding crown, characteristic of the first generation of TUDOR divers’ watches to be waterproof to 200 meters (660 ft), is also adopted in this new model.

Technical details

Model: Tudor Black Bay GMT
Reference 79830RB

Case
41 mm steel case with polished and satin finish
Bezel: Bidirectional rotatable 48 notches bezel in steel with 24-hour graduated anodised aluminium disc in matt burgundy and blue
Steel screw-down winding crown, with the TUDOR rose in relief, with circular satin-brushed steel winding crown tube
Domed sapphire crystal front glass
Waterproof to 200 m (660 f)

Dial
Black, domed

Movement
Manufacture Calibre MT5652 (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Built-in architecture
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing
Institute)
Total diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 7.52 mm
Jewels: 28 jewels
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4Hz)

Functions
Jumping hour (second time zone), 24-hours, minutes and seconds at the centre
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock without non-correction range being synchronised on the jumping hour hand
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Riveted steel bracelet, with polished and satin finish, or “Terra di Siena” brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch, or black fabric strap with burgundy band and with buckle

Retail price (VAT incl.)
CHF 3,400.– to CHF 3,700.–

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Version – Oystersteel Case, Bezel with 24-hour Graduated Two-Colour Cerachrom Insert in Red and Blue Ceramic

At Baselworld 2018 watch fair Rolex presented a new version of its iconic GMT-Master II watch in Oyster steel, equipped with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. The lugs and sides of its Oyster case have been redesigned, and the watch is fitted on a five-link Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT – MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

Two other versions of the GMT-Master II introduce 18 ct Everose gold to the range for the very first time. The first is crafted entirely from this refined, exclusive alloy, and the second is available in an Everose Rolesor version, combining Oyster steel and 18 ct Everose gold. On the dials of both watches, the name “GMT-Master II” is inscribed in powdered rose. The bezels are fitted with two-colour Cerachrom inserts in a black and newly developed brown ceramic.

These new versions are equipped with the new-generation calibre 3285, at the forefront of watchmaking technology. With 10 patent applications fled over the course of its development, the movement is equipped with a Chronergy escapement and guarantees a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex watches, the new versions of the GMT-Master II carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

Originally designed to aid airline pilots in their navigation, the GMT-Master has become an unmistakable icon. Over the years its emblematic bezel has been presented in various colours, in both single and two-coloured combinations. It is the signature feature of its unique and instantly recognizable aesthetics.

With a traditional hour, minute and seconds display via hands; a 24-hour hand; and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, it is possible to read the time in two time zones at once: either the local time and a reference time, or the local time and another time zone as desired. The date, shown at 3 o’clock, is synchronized with the local time display.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

Since 2005, Rolex has played a pioneering role in the development of special ceramics for monobloc bezels and bezel inserts. These new materials are exceptionally resistant to scratches and corrosion, and offer particularly intense colours that are unaffected by ultraviolet rays.

Rolex made full use of its expertise in developing the high-technology production methods that allow it to manufacture its ceramic components independently in-house. Rolex is able to create these ceramics in single colours as well as two-colour versions. The Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is the most iconic of these, as it calls to mind the colours chosen for the first GMT-Master, launched in 1955.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

This ceramic insert is a feat in terms of applied research and engineering. The challenge to create the insert’s red hue, which cannot be obtained using stable mineral pigments, led to the development of a complex internal process and the fling of several patent applications.

The GMT-Master II’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and reliability. Its middle case, with an integral crown guard, is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel or 18 ct Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the GMT-Master II’s high-precision movement.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

The calibre 3285 is a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. With 10 patent applications filed over the course of its development, this self-winding mechanical movement is a consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking. Calibre 3285 offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability.

Made of nickel-phosphorus, this escapement is also insensitive to magnetic interference. An optimized blue Parachrom hairspring is fitted to the oscillator, the true heart of the watch. Manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, it is up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.

A Rolex overcoil ensures its regularity in any position. Calibre 3285 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3285 extends to approximately 70 hours.

The new GMT-Master II with the Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is fitted on an Oystersteel Jubilee bracelet. The supple and comfortable five link Jubilee bracelet was created specially for the Oyster Perpetual Datejust at its launch in 1945.

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

The 18 ct Everose gold and Everose Rolesor versions are fitted on solid-link Oyster bracelets.

The 18 ct Everose gold bracelet includes ceramic inserts. On the Everose Rolesor version, the centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct Everose gold, and the outer links are in Oystersteel. All three bracelets benefit from a concealed attachment system, ensuring seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. They are also equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp to prevent accidental opening, and feature the Easylink rapid extension system, patented by Rolex in 1996, that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort.

Like all Rolex watches, the GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that each watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards.

The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model: Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT – MASTER II Reference 126710 BLRO

Case reference 126710 BLRO | Bracelet reference 69200
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional
Superlative Chronometer certification

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Crown guard forms integral part of middle case
Diameter: 40 mm
Case material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable, with 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic; Moulded numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD
Case back: Solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Water-proofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power Reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
Reference time (home time) via additional 24-hour hand
Second time zone (local time) via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
Black lacquer
Highly legible Chromalight appliqués (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) in 18 ct white gold
Hands: 18 ct white gold, red 24-hour hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Other Models

Model: Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT – MASTER II Reference 126711 CHNR

Case Reference 126711 CHNR | Bracelet Reference 79201

Case: Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (Everose Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, bidirectional rotatable, with 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in brown and black ceramic; Moulded numerals and graduations coated with pink gold via PVD
Black lacquer dial with highly legible Chromalight appliqués (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) in 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Bracelet: Oyster, three-piece solid links; Polished centre links in 18 ct; Everose gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (Everose Rolesor); Oysterlock folding safety clasp; Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Model: Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT – MASTER II Reference 126715 CHNR

Case Reference 126715 CHNR | Bracelet Reference 79205

Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL GMT - MASTER II Reference 126715 CHNR

Case: 18 ct Everose gold
Middle case: 18 ct Everose gold, satin finish with polished sides
BEZEL: 18 ct Everose gold, bidirectional rotatable, with 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in brown and black ceramic; Moulded numerals and graduations coated with pink gold via PVD
Dial: Black lacquered dial; highly legible Chromalight appliqués (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) in 18 ct pink gold
Hands: 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Bracelet: Oyster, three-piece solid links; 18 ct Everose gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts; Oysterlock folding safety clasp; Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Pierre DeRoche TNT GMT Power-Reserve 43 Limited Edition

Pierre DeRoche welcomes a new GMT version into the TNT collection. Dedicated to world travelers, this new model boasts GMT display combined with a power-reserve indicator. The iconic bodywork – a titanium and steel case – of this new 43 mm TNT model takes on board a deliberately classical touch by adopting an opaque dial – a first for TNT.

Pierre DeRoche TNT GMT Power-Reserve 43 Limited Edition watch with anthracite black dial

The particularly legible 24-hour dual-time display accentuates its sporting spirit through an original offset composition aligned with the power-reserve. This remarkably stylish new TNT carries only one pusher, since all the GMT operations are handled via the crown.

Pierre DeRoche TNT GMT Power-Reserve 43 Limited Edition watch with black dlc case and sand toned dial

It is available in two exclusive versions: one with a titanium and steel case framing an anthracite black dial, and the other with a black DLC-treated case and sand-toned dial and strap.

Technical details

Model: Pierre DeRoche TNT GMT Power-Reserve 43 Limited Edition

Movement
Mechanical automatic, exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 21 jewels
Decorated and engraved rotor, Power reserve of 42-hour

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, dual-time display (GMT 24 hours), power-reserve indicator

Case
Black PVD-coated titanium container
Steel bezel, lugs, crown guard and screw-lock crown, 43 mm diameter
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Sapphire back
Water-resistant to 100 meters

Dial
Anthracite black
Uniform velvet-finish centre, satin-brushed exterior
Snailed counters. Applied hour-markers coated with SuperLumiNova®

Strap
Rubber with safety folding clasp

Limited edition 201 pieces

Other version
Limited series of 201 pieces with black DLC-coated case, sand toned dial and strap

Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Retro GMT ½ Hour

Swiss luxury watch maker Pierre DeRoche announces a new addition to its popular TNT Royal Retro line. The new TNT Royal Retro model is equipped with a GMT display adjustable to the nearest half hour not via a corrector, but instead using the crown.

Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Retro GMT ½ Hour watch

To avoid any loss of precision during adjustments, the GMT hours and minutes hands advance in 30-minute increments to guarantee exact half hours, without the movement stopping. A third indicator appears on the white part of the subdial if it is daytime in the zone of the second time zone; or in the black section if it is night-time.

Meanwhile, the TNT Royal Retro signature retrograde seconds hands pursue their fascinating path. To spice up the overall effect, two of the six original hands vanish in the lower section of the dial to provide space for the GMT indicator.

The Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Retro GMT ½ Hour watch is available in a 201-piece limited series.

Technical details

Model: Pierre DeRoche TNT Royal Retro GMT ½ Hour

Movement
Mechanical automatic exclusive Dubois Dépraz calibre, 48 jewels
Decorated and engraved oscillating weight
Chamfered and satin-finish four retrograde seconds bridges and central bridge
Hand-fitting affixed by a transversal pin
4retrograde seconds hands on gears, strip-spring return

Functions
Hours, minutes seconds with retrograde function in four 10-second sectors
Moving retrograde hand indicator
Date and GMT adjustable in half-hour increments

Case
Titanium container with black PVD treatment, 47.5 mm
Steel bezel, lugs, crown guard and crown
Sapphire crystal front and back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water-resistant to 100 metres (10 bar / 330 ft)

Strap
Alligator leather

Bell & Ross Vintage Collection – BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

Bell & Ross has always been passionate about military history and particularly aviation, which made precise timekeeping one of its key navigational tools. Its collections illustrate the unique parallel between the history of aeronautical development and that of watch-making.

In the VINTAGE Collection, the Vintage Sport Heritage line pays particular tribute to the watches worn by civil aviation pilots in the 1960s.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

Using the most modern techniques to recreate the effects of passing time, the Heritage style manifests the authentic look of timepieces of the past. With gold-plated metal appliquéd numerals and index, its brushed steel case and its gold leather strap, the Bell and Ross BR 126 SPORT HERITAGE GMT & FLYBACK is a sophisticated version of the Heritage style.

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

A chronograph designed according to professional specifications, this aviation chronograph is fitted with a Flyback, making it possible to instantly restart the measurement of time, and a GMT function displaying a second time zone in 24-hour format.

Bell and Ross Vintage BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

Technical details

Model: Bell and Ross BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback
Limited Edition of 500 Pieces

Movement
Mechanical automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds
Chronograph with 60 seconds and 60 minutes accumulators and Flyback Function
Second time zone 24h
Date
Tachymeter scale

Case
Diameter 43mm
Polished steel
Immovable black bezel with alumunium ring
Crystal: domed antireflective sapphire
Screw-in caseback with anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 100 m

Dial
Black
Golden appliqué index and numerals
Skeletonised golden hours and minutes hands filled with Superluminova®.

Strap
Calfskin with hot stamping
Buckle: folding buckle in polished steel

ZENITH – Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT & Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron Limited Edition

The new Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT is a worthy successor to the first Zenith aviator’s watches. This generously 48 mm-diameter model echoes all the same distinctive visual features: a wide grooved and screw-locked crown, imposing Arabic numerals entirely made of white Superluminova displaying the time, as well as a large matt black dial – forming a backdrop against which the finely satin-brushed ruthenium black, Superluminova-enhanced hands stand out clearly and visibly.

The solid case-back is composed of a medallion struck with the effigy of a Blériot plane and bearing the inscription: “Montre d’Aéronef Type 2 – ZENITH Flying Instruments”.

In a nod to the Swiss civil aviation registration system, the letters HB appear on the side of the case, followed by a figure referring to the model’s series number. Powered by an automatic Zenith Elite 693 movement with a 50-hour power reserve, this steel model with a brown leather strap drives the hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o’clock and GMT functions. While modern-day travellers smoothly juggle time zones on their wrist, this was not always the case.

ZENITH Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT

It was in the 1820s that the decision was taken to adopt a universal time unit based on a solar day comprising 86,400 seconds.

In 1833, the United States became the first nation to establish a time-zone system, and it was not until 1844, at the close of the fiercely contested International Meridian Conference in Washington, that the globe was officially divided into 24 time zones and the location of Greenwich, England was adopted as the Zero Meridian.

This would become the universally recognised Greenwich Mean Time or GMT, the sole international time reference for pilots the world over.

ZENITH Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron Limited Edition

GMT watches are thus direct heirs to the conquest of the skies, which is why Zenith wished to pay homage through a special GMT series to one of the most talented pilots of his era, who became a legend: the Red Baron. Born Albrecht von Richthofen in May 1892 in what is now Poland, he was fascinated by the budding field of aviation and soon became a true aerobatics artist.

His celebrity and his nickname are inseparably bound up with that of the bright red-painted Fokker Triplane Dr.1. Famed for his 80 air combat victories; he was one of the last representatives of the nobler values of such combat: honour, fair play and courage.

ZENITH Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron Limited Edition

It is in memory of this gifted pilot whose name is still cited to this day that Zenith has created a 500-piece limited edition: the Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 GMT Red Baron.

Made in black DLC-coated steel and fitted with an overstitched black leather strap, this model is also distinguished by its red GMT marking and by the caseback medallion depicting the Fokker Triplane Dr.1 and bearing the inscription: Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 – ZENITH Flying Instruments.

Technical details

Movement
Elite 693, automatic
Calibre: 11½ “` (Diameter: 25.6 mm)
Thickness: 3.94 mm
Components: 186
Jewels: 26
Frequency: 28,800 VpH – (4 Hz)
Power-reserve: min. 50 hours
Finishings: Oscillating weight with “Côtes de Genève” pattern.

Functions
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
24-hour second time-zone indicator

Case, Dial & Hands
Material: Titanium case with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating or stainless steel case
Diameter: 48 mm
Diameter opening: 40 mm
Thickness: 15.80 mm
Crystal: Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: Zenith Flying Instruments logo
Water-resistance: 10 ATM
Dial: Matt black
Hour-markers: SuperLuminova SLN C1
Hands: Black ruthenium, satin-brushed

References
03.2430.693/21.C723
Brown calfskin leather strap and steel pin buckle

96.2430.693/21.C703
Black calfskin strap and steel pin buckle with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating

Red Baron, limited edition of 500 units

About Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 Collection – 2013

The Manufacture Zenith, which has remained in the very same spot for almost a century and half, was an integral part of the early days in the amazing saga of aviation and was one of the first to supply onboard watches and instruments.

Six new Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 watches, including a special series paying tribute to the Red Baron, echo the fundamental role played by Zenith in the conquest of the skies.

Since the pioneering days of aviation Louis Blériot and Léon Morane were acquainted with each other. The two famous pioneering aviators took part in the conquest of the skies in the early 20th century. On July 25th 1909, at the age of 37, Blériot flew across the Channel in a plane he had built: a world-first accomplishment.

Less than a year later, 25 year-old Morane flew at more than 100 km/h at an air show in Reins, France – an unbelievable speed for the time. His aircraft was a Blériot XI. The two men shared a passion for aviation as well as a taste for risks – and of course for competition. Not only that, but Louis Blériot and Léon Morane also owned an instrument that was a must-have for pilots, a Zenith watch that they regarded as the most accurate on the market.

Zenith thus made a decisive early entrance into the extraordinary adventure of aviation. First partnering some of the greatest pioneers, the Manufacture subsequently became one of the first onboard instrument manufacturers. Altimeters and onboard watches (montres d’aéronef ) intended for inflight use were supplied both to the military and to civilian airlines.

Known among aeronautical industry manufacturers and professionals for its reliability, its sturdiness and its precision, the famous Zenith Type 20 appeared as of 1938 on the instrument panels of a number of planes – including the Caudron Simon C.635 used by the French Air Force as a training aircraft. Today’s Pilot collection is a worthy heir to these years of airborne glory and conquests.

The French term “montre d’aéronef” (onboard watch) is an apt name for these instruments specially developed for aviation, a field in which the conditions of use were considerably more demanding than elsewhere and severely tested the mechanisms. The latter had to withstand sudden fluctuations in temperature, magnetic fields given off by the engines and the other flight instruments, occasionally violent vibrations, humidity, as well as changes in atmospheric pressure.

Impeccable readability was also a must, and a large matt black dial provided the best possible contrast for the white luminescent-coated hands and other time indications. The latter featured characteristic Arabic numerals and an oversized font. As far as wristwatches were concerned, operating them was considerably facilitated by a distinctive crown enabling gloved handling of the winding and setting functions.

All these requirements were part of the technical specifications developed in the mid- 1930s and which have evolved over the years in step with aviation technology. As of 1938, the specifications became known as “Type 20”.

These professional watches regarded as survival instruments were regularly checked and maintained. In France, for example, they were supplied to the Air Force, the Naval Aviation and the Test Flight Centre. Today, the Type 20-approved instruments produced at the time by only a handful of stringently selected manufacturers belong to the flight instrument hall of fame.

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT

Since Baume & Mercier was founded in the heart of the Swiss Jura in 1830, it has continued to expand into new markets around the globe, and travel has become an essential part of its history.

Baume & Mercier pays homage to its great past with two GMT watches that complete the Clifton men’s collection. These elegant, timeless watches are a demonstration of Baume & Mercier’s ambition to provide travelers with useful functionalities. These luxury timepieces both feature a 43 mm diameter case in brushed satin-finish steel with the date display in the three o’clock position, available with a silvery dial or anthracite dial with sun satin finish.

These models contain an automatic mechanical movement known for its reliability and precision: ETA 2893-2. With the Dual Time function, it enables the watch to simultaneously display a second time zone, indicated by the red dot at the end of a fine hand that goes around the dial once every 24 hours. This marvel of balance is understated, simple to handle, and useful for everyday use. It is mounted on a black or maroon bracelet fastened by an adjustable triple folding buckle with security catch.

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT 43mm Ref. 10111
Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT 43mm Ref. 10111

The elegant new Clifton GMT model 10111 is a traveler. It was designed for men who regularly roam the planet and who wish to check the time at home, as well as the time where they are. This watch comes in a 43 mm diameter case in brushed satin-finish steel with a shape inspired by that a 1950s Baume & Mercier watch. It contains an automatic mechanical movement visible through the sapphire case back (ETA 2893-2).

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT 43mm watch case back

The slate dial with a sun satin finish is illuminated by a set of golden hands, and shows the date in an open display in the three o’clock position.

In addition to the local time, a second time zone is indicated by a fine hand that goes around the dial once every 24 hours. This metropolitan, timeless piece is mounted on a maroon alligator skin bracelet fastened by an adjustable triple folding buckle with security catch.

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT 43mm Ref. 10112
Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT 43mm Ref. 10112

The understated new Clifton GMT model 10112 has a silvery dial with sun satin finish on its 43 mm diameter case in brushed satin finish steel. It contains an automatic mechanical movement visible through the sapphire case back (ETA 2893-2) enabling the simultaneous display of a second time zone.

With the additional feature of a date display in the three o’clock position, this Clifton model is mounted on a black alligator skin bracelet fastened by an adjustable triple folding buckle with security catch.

Technical details

Model: Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT

References
10111: 43mm Steel case, Sun satin-finished slate-gray dial, and red-brown alligator strap
10112: 43mm Steel case, Sun satin-finished silver-colored dial, and black alligator strap

Movement
Automatic (ETA 2893-2)
Oscillating weight personalized with snailed decor & « Côtes de Genève » decor
Circular-grained & snailed bridges
Rhodium-plated screws
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 4Hz

Functions
Central-hand dual time
Date

Case
Round Case, Polished & satin-finished steel
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 11.35 mm
Antiglare scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sapphire case back secured with 4 screws
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (approx. 50m)

Dial
Sun satin-finished slate-gray, Gilt Arabic numerals and indexes, Gilt hands/ Sun satin-finished silver-colored, Arabic numerals and indexes

Strap
Square scales red-brown alligator/black alligator strap
Buckle: Triple folding buckle with security push-pieces

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador GMT

On the occasion of the 130th anniversary (1882 – 2012), Cuervo y Sobrinos presents a new version of the “Historiador” collection, which brings to the brand a unique identity. This model features an elegant and sophisticated dial in vintage style and perfectly embodies the automatic GMT movement.

Distinctive and elegant, the Historiador GMT case is a reproduction of an iconic original Cuervo y Sobrinos model produced from the 1940s—1950s. Classic and timeless, the watch is instantly recognizable by the unique silhouette and design of the lugs. A cream double tone color dial is paired with outstanding shining steel hands and perfectly embodies the meticulous approach and watch-making expertise of Cuervo y Sobrinos.
Cuervo y Sobrinos HISTORIADOR GMT watchInside the case, an automatic movement and functions with GMT indicator and power reserve. Through the transparent case-back one can admire the engraved CyS oscillating weight.

Cuervo y Sobrinos HISTORIADOR GMT watchHistoriador GMT guarantees water resistance to 3 atmospheres and is finished with a caiman crocodile strap and folding buckle.

Technical details

Model: Cuervo y Sobrinos HISTORIADOR GMT
Reference: 3196.1C / 3196.1N

Movement
Automatic movement
Eta 2893-1
Height: 4.10mm
Diameter: 25.60mm
21 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT indicator

Case
Diameter: 40 mm
Height : 9.9 mm
Curved sapphire crystal with antireflective coating
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Screwed see-through case back

Dial
CyS logo applied
Cream double tone color ( also available in black)
Hours, minutes, central second in shining steel finishing

Strap
Caiman croco strap
Buckle: Stainless steel folding buckle

Price
Suggested retail price: 2,900 CHF

Christophe Claret Adagio – Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date & GMT

After the huge success of its DualTow timepiece ( A single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon), which is introduced in 2009, Swiss watch manufacture Christophe Claret now presents Adagio, the second model from the brand.

Christophe Claret Adagio Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

The brand new timepiece Adagio is a Minute Repeater Complication, which definitively establishes Christophe Claret among the most prestigious names in Swiss watchmaking.

A compendium of the skills cultivated by the Manufacture Christophe Claret – a famous movement-maker under the same name – this minute repeater, large date and GMT model also heralds further surprises to be unveiled at Baselworld 2011.

Christophe Claret Adagio Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

An exceptional demonstration of the know-how of the Christophe Claret movement manufacturer, the DualTow watch released in 2009 set the crowning touch to twenty years of passion and innovation in the service of the most prestigious brands. Created as an anniversary model – in a range of 68 different and thus unique models – this single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism and tourbillon was to experience a swift change of destiny.

By revealing his watchmaking talents to the public at large, Christophe Claret was unexpectedly propelled to the centre of the watch industry stage. Hailed by collectors and connoisseurs the world over who recognised his distinctive “signature”, this model generated a desire for more, which is the driving force behind any new creations.

Now firmly in the spotlight and acknowledged as a creator of complete watches and not only watch movements, Christophe Claret simultaneously triggered a phenomenon with which virtuosos are well acquainted but which he had not anticipated: the hope to see him “play it again”. Faced with the eager anticipation expressed by his admirers, the decision to officially establish the Christophe Claret brand was the obvious next step. The DualTow thus switched status from “anniversary creation” to founding model.

Like a builder pursuing a single-minded mission, firmly establishing its name among the ranks of fine watchmaking brands, Christophe Claret is now presenting its second collection, named Adagio.

A classic model giving pride of place to watchmaking traditions in terms of both its mechanism and its exterior, this exceptional watch is equipped with Calibre SLB88, naturally created entirely in house and composed of 455 parts.

Christophe Claret Adagio Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

The Adagio features central hour and minute hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock in a window or subdial, depending on the versions; along with a large date at 6 o’clock and a dual time-zone (hours and minutes) display complete with day/night indication in a subdial at 2 o’clock.

Christophe Claret Adagio Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

In tribute to his Manufacture’s first calibre introduced over 20 years ago, Christophe Claret wanted to equip this timepiece with a minute repeater, a particularly intricate fine watchmaking complication that has become one of the great specialties of the Manufacture.

Christophe Claret Adagio Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

Striking the hours, quarters and minutes on demand, the “cathedral gongs” of the striking mechanism are fitted with a patented device preventing them from knocking against each other when they vibrate under the hammer blows. The equally patented large date display features an unprecedented construction.

This 34 mm-diameter movement is adorned with finely decorated bridges and endowed with a 48-hour power reserve. The crown is also equipped with a security system: when the mainspring is fully wound, a mechanism disconnects the winding stem so as to avoid any potential damage due to excessive tension.

Christophe Claret Adagio watch Minute Repeater Complication With Large Date and GMT

The Adagio is available in three colours – rose gold, white gold or platinum – the 44 mm case is water resistant to 30 metres. It is fitted with two pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock to adjust the large date and dual time-zone displays, as well as a slide-piece controlling the striking mechanism at 9 o’clock.

Meanwhile, the dial comes in a choice of three versions. The first highlights the ancestral art of guillochéwork or engine-turning on gold – white gold in this particular case – elegantly enhanced by the blued hour, minute, seconds, and dual time-zone hands. The second is adorned with gemstones such as black onyx, ruby, jade, opal or lapis lazuli.

And finally, the third features a rhodiumed anthracite gold base punctuated by stamped dials, creating a three-dimensional effect. All models are supplied with an alligator leather strap and issued in limited edition of eight per dial and case version.

Suggested retail price for Christophe Claret Adagio is CHF 268,000.- for the rose gold/white gold versions and CHF 318,000.- for the platinum version.

Technical details

Model: Christophe Claret Adagio minute repeater, large date and GMT

Movement
Calibre SLB88 by Christophe Claret
Diameter: 34 mm
Number of parts: 455
Number of jewels: 46
Power reserve: approx. 48 hours

Functions:
The Adagio watch with hour, quarter and minute repeater, large date and GMT indicates:
• Central hours and minutes, seconds at 9 o’clock in a dial or through a window
• The large date at 6 o’clock
• The time in a second time-zone with day/night indication in a subdial at 2 o’clock and strikes on demand (cathedral chime)
• Hours (low-pitched tone)
• Quarter-hours (alternating low- and high-pitched tones)
• Minutes (high-pitched tone)

Case, Dial & Strap
Case: available in 18K white gold, rose gold or platinum
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance of the case: 30 m (3 ATM)
Dial: 3 versions: hand-guilloché; gemstone (lapis lazuli, black onyx, ruby, jade, opal..); or rhodiumed anthracite gold.
Strap: alligator leather

Edition
Number of watches: limited edition of eight per dial and case version

Retail price in Swiss francs:
CHF 268,000.- for the rose gold and white gold versions
CHF 318,000.- for the platinum version

Louis Erard 1931 New 44mm Moon Phase and GMT Big Date Models

During autumn 2009, Louis Erard released two new models in its Collection 1931: the Moon Phase and the GMT Grande Date, housed in larger cases.

Housed in a generously-sized, contemporary 44mm steel case, the new 1931 – offered in a Moon Phase or GMT Big Date version – embodies a special kind of elegance: refined lines, subtle interplays of structures and volumes, and judiciously selected materials. Added to this are a perfect mastery of technical elements and uncompromising finishing.

Louis Erard 1931 Moon Phase 44mm watch

Because Louis Erard wanted to preserve its impressive, highly distinctive case, while giving its new creations a more classical look, large Roman numerals now embellish a finely guilloched dial, offered for the first time in anthracite grey or in silvered tones as contemporary as they are timeless.

In the Moon Phase version, the printed date on the flange adds a remarkable sense of depth to the layered structure, while the moon phase gives the whole piece an impression of softness and balance.

Louis Erard 1931 Moon Phase 44mm watch with silver dial

Robust, elegant and unpretentious, the stylish, sophisticated 1931 GMT Big Date is particularly appealing when its dial scintillates with silvered reflections accentuated by a coffee-coloured strap, or when a noble aura emanates from its coal-grey accents skilfully orchestrated between the dial and strap.

Louis Erard 1931 GMT Big Date 44mm watch
An invitation to travel or dream, the new 1931 GMT Big Date or Moon Phase is a strong temptation to succumb to the pleasure of owning a true haute horlogerie timepiece without having to spend an astronomical sum.

Technical details

  • Louis Erard 1931 Moon Phase 44mm

  • Louis Erard 1931 GMT Big Date 44mm

Movement
Automatic, ETA 2824, Dubois Dépraz 9000 module (Moon Phase) and TT651 module (GMT Big Date)

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date,
Day, month and moon phase (Moon Phase)
Second time zone (GMT Big Date)

Case
Stainless steel, 44 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Grey or silvered
Silvered hour-markers
Hands coated with Superluminova
Moon Phase: Date at centre, moon phase at 6 o’clock, day and month at 12 o’clock
GMT Big Date: Large date at 12 o’clock and second time zone at 6 o’clock

Strap
Grey or coffee leather with stainless steel folding clasp

Mido Belluna GMT

The Belluna line continues to explore the world of Art Deco with a design GMT model displaying bright and stylish contours. Inspired by the Chrysler Building, the most famous of New York skyscrapers, the design of this watch captures remarkable features of this jewel of Art Deco architecture.

Mido Belluna GMT watch

The watch design recalls the remarkable features of this jewel in the crown of Art Deco architecture. The steel case embodies the understated geometrical forms which still attract keen admiration for this 1930s style. Its formal simplicity endows this timepiece with strong structural cohesion.

The curves are harmonious and unusually soft, but the interest stems from the contrast created by the presence of the indexes with their straight lines and right angles. The hands are reminiscent of the arrow that rises majestically over the New York skyline. Reading of the second time zone is very clear thanks to a hand which completes one revolution in 24 hours.

Mido Belluna GMT automatic watch

The innovation and bold approach which permitted the construction of this prestigious monument are repeated in the technical elements which will surely attract male buyers who are sensitive to these qualitative values. A sapphire crystal protects the dial and guarantees a scratch-resistant surface, The transparent back is screw-fitted, as too is the crown. The Belluna model is water-resistant up to 100 meters.

A genuine leather strap, fitted with a folding clasp, adds the final touch of classical elegance for a watch which will come as an agreeable surprise to lovers of timeless aesthetics. This model is also available with a stainless steel strap.

Technical details

Model: Mido Belluna GMT

Movement
Automatic Mido caliber 1193 (based on ETA 2893-2), 11½’’’, Ø25.60 mm, height: 4.10 mm, 21 jewels, 28,800 A/H, INCABLOC and NIVACOURBE shock-absorber, NIVAFLEX NM mainspring. Elaborate oscillation weight decorated with Geneva stripes and engraved Mido logo. Adjusted on 4 different positions for a high accuracy, 42 hours power reserve. Function HMSD + GMT.

Case
Stainless steel 316L (DIN X2CrNiMo 17 14 3), 3 parts, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, screwed crown and case back, transparent case back to see the finely elaborate and decorated movement, 11-digit engraved serial number, water-resistant up to 100 meters.

Dial
Date at 3 pm, beveled indexes individually applied
24 hour scale for the second time zone
Hands: Diamond polished and beveled

Strap
Genuine calf leather strap with crocodile look and stainless steel folding clasp

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT Rose Gold

After a limited edition in titanium and a steel model, Maurice Lacroix adds a gold version to its Decentric Pontos GMT collection. The Pontos Decentric GMT rose gold works on colors with a know-how and a subtlety that reflect the technical innovation and the original aesthetics that sign the brand’s timepieces.

Winner of Red Dot Design Award 2006, Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT is a ground-breaking mechanical timepiece, which is immediately identifiable by its architectural lines and contemporary design with eccentric functions.

The hours, minutes and seconds are freed from use which places them in the center of the dial to form part of a round segment shifted towards 10 o’clock.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT Rose Gold

The day and night display of a second time zone takes place in a disc housed at 5 o’clock in which the symbols of the sun and the moon appear. Also surprising, the date display is optimized thanks to a patented mechanism, developed in-house by Maurice Lacroix, which allows raise the date disc. This innovative construction makes it possible to integrate an effect three-dimensional and create an additional design element in this uniquely arranged dial.

The Pontos Decentric GMT pink gold is distinguished by extensive research in terms of colors and finishing games. By multiplying the tonal subtleties in this timepiece with expressive lines, Maurice Lacroix highlights its functions and adds a distinctive character that aesthetes affirmed will not fail to identify.

The contrasting finishes cohabiting in the dial create a depth that seems to multiply the shades of brown. The day/night disc is covered with a sapphire crystal which reveals the choreography of the chocolate disc and the stars. The rose-gold plated indexes and hands perfectly harmonize with the brown color of the dial.

The 43 mm case and the buckle of the alligator strap are in 18K gold. The watch features an integrated second time zone corrector at 2 o’clock and an aircraft turbine blade inspired crown at 3 o’clock.

Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT Rose Gold

The Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT Rose Gold watch is equipped with the in-house developed ML121 self-winding mechanical movement.

Technical details

Model: Maurice Lacroix Pontos Decentric GMT Rose Gold

Movement
Automatic mechanical movement ML121 developed by Maurice Lacroix
Unique off-center concept with dual time zones in dedicated counter
Patent pending for the date: system of link between the basic movement and the complication module
Alternation: 28,800 vph, 4Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
30 jewels
Setting: 5 positions after complete winding and after 24 hours
Rhodium-plated movement decorated by hand with Côtes de Genève motif, rotor rose gold plated

Functions
Off-centre display of hours, minutes and seconds
Day and night display for a second time zone offset at 5 o’clock
Display of the date at 6 o’clock

Case
43 mm pink gold, refined finishes alternating polished and satin-brushed surfaces
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Screwed back with sapphire crystal
Integrated second time zone corrector at 2 o’clock
Water resistant to 5 atm

Dial
Architectural dial with off-center display
Brown, hands, indexes and rose gold glasses
Contrasting finishes with opaline base and flange satin
Integrated sapphire crystal with sandblasted finish concealing partially the day/night disc and highlighting the date window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Brown alligator strap with brown calfskin lining and brown stitching
Semi-gloss finish