Italian watch brand UNIMATIC has collaborated with Canadian menswear brand HENRY SINGER to create a new timepiece. The UNIMATIC x HENRY SINGER Modello Quattro U4S-T-HS is a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Founded in 1938, Henry Singer is a family-owned Canadian luxury menswear brand. The UNIMATIC x HENRY SINGER limited edition watch collection embraces the aesthetic and functionality that references the dynamic nature of Canada’s elements.
Housed in an ultralight 40mm titanium case, the ref. U4S-T-HS is the first Modello Quattro equipped with a Swiss GMT movement.
It features a storm grey dive dial with a silver inner 24-hour scale and markers in Super-LumiNova® GL light old radium. It also hosts matching phantom ladder hands set for hour and minutes, reverse lollipop second hand and the hollow arrow GMT hand.
Powered by the Swiss-made automatic calibre ETA 2893-2 movement tuned to 28,800bph with 42h power reserve, it comes paired with a storm grey TPU two-piece strap and an additional storm grey/panna nylon NATO strap for extra versatility.
The watch is covered by a 24-month worldwide warranty and is part of a unique edition of 100 pieces, celebrated by the UNIMATIC x HENRY SINGER caseback engraving, which also bears the individual serial number of each piece. It approximate retail price is 1372€.
Model: UNIMATIC x Henry Singer Modello Quattro U4S-T-HS
Grade II Titanium case with sandblasted finish
Case thickness: 12.4mm
Lug width: 22mm
Lug to lug: 49mm
Caseback: Temperature conversion scale engraved screw-down caseback
Crown: Alchemical Sun ☉ 8mm screw-down
2.8mm thick flat sapphire crystal glass with inner side anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 300m = 1000ft = 30atm
Swiss-made automatic calibre ETA 2893-2
GMT function, hacking seconds hand
Self-winding/ manual winding
Accuracy: +/- 5 sec/day up to +/-15 sec/day
Power reserve: 42h
Antimagnetic 4800 A/m
Storm grey dive dial
Super-LumiNova® GL light old radium
Silver open second rail, 24h markers and dial trims
Date Window at 6H
Storm grey ladder phantom H+M, reverse lollipop S, 2H with hollow arrow tip
German watch brand Circula has added a new GMT version to its best selling AquaSport II diving watch series.
Driven by a Top Grade Swiss automatic movement, the Circula AquaSport GMT is a 200M water-resistant watch capable of displaying additional time zones.
Dedicated to globetrotters and explorers, this robust timekeeper in stainless steel fuses refreshing design and high-quality mechanism. The watch also employs Swiss Super-LumiNova luminescent pigments for ensuring the visibility of functions around the clock.
This new model has a hand-brushed, 40mm diameter stainless-steel case featuring scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, screwed down crown and GMT bezel with sapphire insert. The AquaSport GMT watch houses the Sellita SW330-1 in Top grade execution.
Available in two color choices, the dial features lumed and bold hour-markers. In addition, it has an inner dial ring for 24H/GMT display and the date window at 6 o’clock. All the four centrally placed hands (hour, minute, GMT and seconds) feature Swiss Super-LumiNova.
Thanks to the GMT hand and the ball-bearing, bi-directional rotating GMT bezel with 48 clicks, it allows the display of three different time zones. Moreover, the GMT hand and date can be set very quickly.
Regarding the aesthetics, the AquaSport GMT combines the design of the 1970s skin-divers with new colors. This model is available in two colorways: Blue and anthracite. Depending upon the version, the bezel-insert in sapphire features a single tone or bi-color.
Built in Pforzheim in Germany, this timepiece comes either on a beads-of-rice stainless-steel bracelet, or on a tropical rubber strap. All straps come with a quick release exchange system and can thus be swapped in seconds.
The Circula AquaSport GMT can be ordered from the online shop of the brand, starting at EUR 1299 (incl. VAT)/ USD ~1150 (excl. VAT), including worldwide free shipping.
Model: Circula AquaSport II GMT Automatic
Sellita SW-330-2 Swiss automatic movement, Top grade
40 mm in diameter, 46 mm lug to lug, 12.6 mm in height (13.4 mm incl. crystal)
316L stainless steel, pillow-shaped case
200 Meter water-resistant, screw down crown with lumed logo
Curved sapphire crystal, multi anti-reflective coated on the inside
Ball bearing 48-click bidirectional sapphire bezel with indices from Swiss Super-LumiNova ® BGW9
Swiss Super-LumiNova® C3 (X1 Grade) filled hands and indexes
Date at 6h in matching dial color
Tropical rubber strap, both with quick exchange system
Beads of Rice stainless steel bracelet with milled safety clasp and three micro adjustments
EUR 1299 (incl. VAT)/ USD ~1150 (excl. VAT)
With an additional Beads of Rice steel bracelet it costs EUR 100 (incl. VAT) / USD ~85 (excl. VAT) more.
In addition to the launch of the AquaSport GMT, Circula also introduces a new variant of the 3-hand AquaSport with a green dial and bezel. This model uses the proven Sellita SW200-1 Elaboré and is available from EUR 799* / USD ~699 (excl. VAT) in the online store, just like the new SuperSport Blue, which is also available online from EUR 849* / USD ~749 (excl. VAT).
A major evolution of YEMA’s 1960s iconic model, Superman 500 GMT preserves its main professional diving features while providing a 3-time GMT function. For the first time water resistant to 500m, the YEMA Superman 500 GMT watch benefits from a modernized architecture and substantial technical improvements. Equipped with an in-house automatic movement, this timepiece comes with a bi-color bezel.
YEMA Superman 500 GMT New Models
In 2022, the French watchmaking brand introduced the Superman 500 GMT in three color styles: Black & Red, Blue & Grey and Black & White. Among them, the first two models feature bi-colour aluminium bezel-inserts. The third variant comes with sapphire bezel-insert combined with Super LumiNova.
This year three new versions joining the collection: Green & White and Red & White with luminous sapphire bezel-insert and Black & Brown with aluminium bezel-insert.
The YEMA Superman 500 GMT is available in stainless steel with a 39mm or 41mm case. While maintaining its thickness of 2.6 mm, the double dome sapphire crystal has also undergone a change to make it more resistant while retaining the original DNA of the Superman.
The height of the glass has been reduced by 0.3 mm while widening by 0.6 mm on its outside diameter. The double domed sapphire crystal offers better readability, enhanced resistance and a resolute vintage look.
The thickness of stainless steel case-back has been increased from 1.5mm to 2.2mm. Thanks to new technical improvements, this Superman is water resistant up to 50 BAR (500 meters) and 3 BAR (30 meters) with the crown unscrewed.
The bezel clamp has been redesigned to ensure better stability with the crown tube. New micro drilling in strategic areas of the case right under the bezel allows for optimized rotation of the bezel click spring and a more precise alignment of the bezel insert.
With a new joint layout, it will now be possible to adjust the setting of the bezel and its bezel lock on the surface of the water. The Superman benefits from a 3 bar seal in the unscrewed crown position representing a major improvement.
The bi-directional 24-hour graduated bezel-insert in bi-color scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that offers a sophisticated appearance.
The GMT bezel with its sapphire insert combined with Super-LumiNova, required a special and innovative design to offer day/night visibility even in the dark. This specific and meticulous construction made it possible to really dissociate the bezel in 2 parts, as can be seen by the indexes at 6 hour and 18 hour.
The bezel’s luminescent marker at 12 o’clock and the luminescent arrow-shaped minute hand provide scuba divers with an accurate indication of dive times in poor visibility conditions at the greatest depths.
The luminescent 24-hour scale on the bezel and the luminescent hands facilitates reading of the three time zones in all situations. The YEMA Superman 500 GMT is also available with a bicolour aluminium bezel-insert offering a neo-vintage look.
The GMT complication makes it possible to read up to 3 different time zones thanks to the GMT hand and the rotating (24 clicks) bezel.
The unique Superman bezel-lock at 3 o’clock has proven very useful to professional divers and is found on all Superman models since 1963.
The second-generation in-house Caliber YEMA 3000 with optimised components offers a Daily Rate of +/- 10 s/d and a power reserve of 42h.
The markers and hands of the glossy black dial feature Super-LumiNova Grade A application to ensure increased readability. The iconic shovel seconds hand is exactly in the same design used in other 1970’s Superman models.
Three strap choices are available: stainless steel bracelet, leather strap and Rubber FKM VITON®.
Model: YEMA Superman 500 GMT
Vertical Brushed 316L stainless steel
Diameter: 39mm or 41mm
Lug width: 19mm or 20mm
Screw-down crown with YEMA logo embossed
2.60 mm double domed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 50 BAR / 1650 feet / 500m
Bidirectional bezel with sapphire insert (24 clicks), 24-hour GMT graduation
Markers and triangular marker at 12 o’clock (Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A)
White luminescent bezel in (Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A)
Bi-color bezel-insert, available in Green & White, Red & White and Black & White color combinations
Also available with bi-color aluminium bezel-inserts: Black & Brown, Blue & Red and Blue & Grey
YEMA 3000 In-house Caliber GMT Automatic
Adjusted to +/- 10 seconds per day by the watchmakers before and after assembly
Maximum rate of +/- 25 seconds per day
28 800 A/h
Power reserve: 42 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds and GMT timezones
Date at 3 o’clock
Super-LumiNova BGW9 Grade A
316L stainless steel bracelet with brushed effect
Diver’s extension folding clasp with minted YEMA logo
Also available: Leather strap and Rubber FKM VITON® strap
For the first time, the Seiko Prospex collection is offering a GMT diving watch with a mechanical movement. The new Prospex GMT series is comprised of three automatic watches, and all of them are modern re-interpretations of a Seiko classic diver from 1968.
Models SPB381J1 and SPB383J1
The first two – SPB381J1 and SPB383J1 – represents two versions of the Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT watch. Among them, Seiko Prospex GMT SPB381 features a green dial and a green ceramic bezel insert. The second model (reference SPB383) has a black dial and a black ceramic bezel insert.
The third watch in the new series is Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition (reference SPB385J1).
To equip these new timepieces, Seiko has manufactured a new automatic movement in the 6R family. The new Caliber 6R54 offers a GMT function and a power reserve extended to a full 72 hours.
The GMT hand can be set independently in one-hour increments without interrupting the hands that display the time of primary time zone. This arrangement allows the wearer to quickly identify the time in a second time zone.
The 42mm diameter case is made of super hard-coated stainless steel. They also feature a unidirectional bezel with a scratch-proof ceramic bezel-insert featuring luminous pip. Moreover, these models come with the proprietary Lumibrite luminous pigment coating on the hands and all 12 markers.
The new three-link stainless steel bracelet with a slim profile sits securely and comfortably on the wrist.
Model: SEIKO Prospex GMT SPB385
Limited to 4,000 pieces, the Seiko Prospex GMT SPB385 Save the Ocean Limited Edition celebrates the 110th anniversary of Seiko’s, and Japan’s, first wristwatch. This model boasts an intricately textured ice-blue dial inspired by the polar glaciers.
The Seiko Prospex GMT watch with the ice-blue dial (reference SPB385) is part of the Save the Ocean series. This model shares same case and bracelet with the other two creations.
It is also provided with an additional strap made entirely of recycled plastic bottles using a traditional Japanese braiding technique called Seichu.
Water resistant to 200 meters, these new recreational diving timepieces come with screw-in, stainless steel case-backs. The limited edition Save the Ocean variant features individual serial number on the case-back.
All three Automatic Seiko Prospex GMT watches will be available at the Seiko Boutiques and select retail stores worldwide from June 2023.
Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver’s Modern Re-interpretation GMT: SPB381 and SPB383
Seiko Watchmaking 110th Anniversary Seiko Prospex Save the Ocean Limited Edition: SPB385
Driving system: Automatic
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour (6 beats per second)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Number of jewels: 24
Diameter: 27.4mm, Thickness: 5.3mm
GMT function / Independent 24-hour hand adjustment function
Stainless steel case with super-hard coating
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw-down crown, screw case back
Bezel with ceramic insert
Lumibrite on hands and indexes
Water resistance: 200m diver’s
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Stainless steel super-hard coated bracelet with three-fold clasp with push button release, secure lock, and extender
Additional recycled polyester strap included (SPB385)
Recommended retail prices in Europe
Independent Swiss watch brand Brellum presents Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer, a new timepiece inspired by avionics instruments.
Ideal for aviators and explorers, the Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer offers a chronograph function allowing accurate measurement of time (up to 12 hours), and a 2nd time zone. This Swiss Made automatic pilot watch comes with a robust stainless-steel case, with polish and satin multi finishing.
Below the box sapphire crystal, the domed silver-white dial offers the display of various functions. The satined and luminous indices, and recessed counters inspired by the dials of an aircraft and hands are coated in Super-LumiNova. Alongside the 12-hour scale, the GMT function is denoted by the 24-hour scale on the outer dial. The watch also indicates the date at 6 o’clock.
Inside this superb pilot watch beats the BR-754 GMT (Valjoux 7754 base) movement, which can be admired through the sapphire exhibition case back.
Incorporating chronograph and GMT mechanisms, this 25 jewel self-winding caliber is decorated with Perlage, Geneva stripes and blue screws. The 4N gold coated and satined Pilot oscillating weight is a nod to the Turn coordinator of aircrafts. Once fully wound, the BRELLUM Pilot LE.1 GMT offers a 46-hour power reserve.
As with all BRELLUM timepieces, the movement is officially Chronometer certified by the COSC, and delivered with the original certification.
Water-proof to 100 meters, this new model is available with the BRELLUM stainless-steel bracelet or the integrated black Nubuck Pilot (veal) strap and deployment buckle.
The suggested retail price of Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer is USD 3,450.
Model: Brellum Pilot LE.1 GMT Chronometer
Caliber BRELLUM BR-754 GMT Automatic Chronometer (Valjoux 7754 base)
Certification: Officially Chronometer certified (COSC)
Decoration: Perlage, Geneva stripes, blue screws, Brellum Pilot 4N coated rotor
46 hours power reserve
Incabloc, Glucydur Balance, Nivarox Alloy Hairspring type Anachron
Material: Stainless Steel 316L, DIN 1.4435,
Dimensions: Diameter 41.80mm, thickness: 11.70mm without crystals, 15.90mm total Crystal: Box sapphire crystal on top and back with anti-reflection coating (inside)
Case back: Exhibition stainless steel case back, with sapphire crystal and anti-reflection coating inside, numbered from 01/23 to 23/23
Water resistance: 100m, 10ATM, 100% tested
Multi-level dial, Silver/white opalin, satined indices with Super-Luminova
Hands Satined with Super-Luminova material
Delivered with 1 x black Nubuck Pilot strap with stainless steel deployment buckle and 1 x stainless steel bracelet and tools for sizing
Audemars Piguet opens a new chapter for the Royal Oak Concept with the release of its very first self-winding split-seconds flyback chronograph.
Powered by the Calibre 4407, the AP Royal Oak Concept Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT Large Date is the Manufacture’s first self-winding split-seconds flyback chronograph to be produced in series. This spectacular high-complication watch sports a new multidimensional design and introduces the collection’s first interchangeable strap.
In addition to introducing a new 43 mm case size, the titanium watch boasts a multifaceted design playing with contrasts and light. The case’s elaborate architecture necessitated complex programming and manufacturing processes to strike the right balance between ergonomics and ultramodern design. The case and bezel are slightly curved to match the natural shape of the wrist, making it comfortable to wear despite the watch’s generous size.
Sandblasted Titanium Case
Sandblasted titanium inserts bring the case’s juxtaposition of angular and rounded geometries into bold relief. The sandblasted case is topped off with the Manufacture’s trademark satin-brushed octagonal bezel, whose rounded outline is highlighted by polished chamfers.
The combination of satin-brushed, sandblasted and polished surfaces furthers the watch’s textured look, while providing an endless play of light.
The collection’s strong lines are amplified by the watch’s screw-locked crown and push-pieces, all honed from black ceramic. Three-dimensional push-piece guards brazenly secure the pushers at 2, 4 and 9 o’clock, each finished with the same juxtaposition of sandblasting, satin brushing and polished chamfers as seen on the case.
Open Worked Dial
Conceived like a movement bridge, the open-worked dial gives a glimpse of the complicated micro-mechanics ticking within. The rounded openings have been cut out from a single German silver plate, finished with sandblasted black PVD and polished rhodium-toned bevels. This contrast confers depth and light to this sporty and architectural timepiece, which is further enhanced by the absence of a logo on the dial.
White gold hands and hour-markers, complemented with white transferred numerals spread across the dial, accentuate the watch’s two-tone aesthetic. In addition, the hour-markers, hands, counters, large date and GMT day/night disc feature luminescent coating for optimum visibility in the dark. Red and yellow accents, respectively marking the chronograph and GMT functions, add a subtle, yet vivid touch of colour.
A black inner bezel, on which a white tachymeter scale has been printed, completes the watch’s overall design.
Audemars Piguet Calibre 4407
Inside this ultra-contemporary mechanical watch beats the self-winding Calibre 4407, which combines flyback chronograph, split seconds, GMT function and large date into the highly stylised case design of the Royal Oak Concept collection.
The first of its kind to be produced in a series at Audemars Piguet, it is based on the Manufacture’s latest generation integrated flyback chronograph movement, Calibre 4401, which was launched in 2019 with the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection.
Unlike a regular chronograph, the flyback function allows the wearer to reset and restart the chronograph without having to stop it first. The column wheel works with a vertical clutch system. When starting or stopping the chronograph, the hands respond accordingly without any hint of jumping. Furthermore, a patented zero resetting mechanism ensures that both chronograph and split-seconds hands instantaneously reset to zero.
The split-seconds mechanism enables to measure intermediate time intervals thanks to the addition of a split-seconds hand that can be stopped independently of the chronograph hand when the dedicated pusher is activated. When the latter is pressed again, it catches up to the running hand to continue their journey together around the dial, in perfect synchrony. The action can be repeated at will.
Located at 9 o’clock, the push-piece subtly nods to the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer (2015) –the first mechanical watch capable of measuring consecutive lap times on the racetrack developed in collaboration with Michael Schumacher.
To reduce the movement’s height, the split-seconds mechanism has been integrated within the thickness of the semi-peripheral rotor’s ball bearing and is now visible through the sapphire caseback like in pocket watches and hand-wound wristwatches.
Usually hidden from view in self-winding watches, the split-seconds wheel and two actuating clamps can be admired at the centre of the platinum oscillating weight, under the X-shaped bridge holding the mechanism in place.
The GMT day-night display located at 3 o’clock provides an instant reading of the time in a second time zone. It is adjusted using the crown’s coaxial push-piece at 3 o’clock (one press moves the time by one hour).
The GMT system is based on a disc and a hand turning at different speeds: the hour hand makes a revolution in 12 hours, while the day/night display disc completes a rotation in 24 hours and is recognisable by its two coloured areas: a white half for daytime and a black half representing night time.
Lastly, the large date at 12 o’clock enhances legibility with its digital look, while providing perfect symmetry with the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
Although incorporating high-tech features, Calibre 4407 continues to uphold fine watchmaking traditions and presents elegant Haute Horlogerie decorations, including sandblasting, circular satin, circular graining and polished chamfers, all visible through the sapphire caseback.
Based on the in-house chronograph Calibre 4401 released in 2019 in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguetcollection, the Calibre 4407 has been deeply reengineered to improve its energy management in order to allow the addition of the split seconds mechanism. In addition of this, a new oscillator has been developed which features a Breguet overcoil, whose sharply curved outer end ensures the concentric development of the balance spring for increased accuracy.
New Interchangeable Strap for AP Royal Oak Concept
The new sporty timepiece premieres the first interchangeable strap of the Royal Oak Concept collection. The interchangeability system has been directly integrated into both the case and the triple-blade folding clasp to enable the wearer to change strap with a quick click and release. The system also provides optimum security when the watch is worn.
The design of the new black interchangeable rubber strap blends in with the facets of the case. The bevels on the case sides extend onto the strap, providing a seamless continuity between the two components. Furthermore, the strap is decorated with symmetrical inserts in grey hues that echo the multidimensional, two-tone aesthetics of both the case and the dial.
The timepiece comes with a second all-black interchangeable rubber strap for wearers to style up their watch depending on their mood.
Two additional black rubber straps contrasted with yellow or red accents will be available in boutiques as part of the interchangeable strap assortment for the new Royal Oak Concept 43 mm diameter.
About AP Royal Oak Concept Series
Launched in 2002 to celebrate the Royal Oak’s 30th anniversary, the Royal Oak Concept established an entirely new aesthetic for 21st-century Haute Horlogerie.
For the occasion, Audemars Piguet released a 150-piece limited edition inspired by Concept cars that combined titanium with Alacrite 602, a light yet highly resistant alloy mainly used in the aeronautical industry.
While the bezel retained the Royal Oak’s trademark octagonal shape, the massive rounded 44 mm case brought this timepiece to new horizons. To complement the case’s futuristic aesthetic, the dial exposed the state-of-the-art hand-wound mechanism, while providing innovative functions: a push-piece serves as a function selector (for winding and setting the time) and a dynamograph displays the mainspring torque.
A linear power-reserve display is indicated thanks to the calculation of the number of turns of the barrel, along a scale of 0 to 12, presents an indication of the number of linear turns at 3 o’clock.
The tourbillon cage and its shock-absorbing bridge were also visible at 9 o’clock and the timepiece was fitted with a Kevlar strap. Although conceived as a concept watch that wasn’t intended to for commercialization, a small series was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the model.
Four years later, a new interpretation was unveiled in carbon, marking the birth of the Royal Oak Concept collection. Since then, the Royal Oak Concept has pushed the limits of Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship by blending high technology mechanisms with avant-garde designs.
Audemars Piguet Split-seconds Chronographs
This year, the Royal Oak Concept reinterprets the split-seconds chronograph for the present day. This complication is the last family of classical complications that was introduced in the history of watchmaking. It was born at a time when the world was in full acceleration and speed was everything, both in terms of industrialization and the diffusion of competitive sports. Its origin is the measurement of performance.
Of the 1,625 watches produced in the 1880s and 1890s, 625 included a chronograph, of which 299 were equipped with a split-seconds hand. The majority of chronograph pocket watches released thereafter and through the 21st century continued to feature a split-seconds hand.
However, this complication was immensely rare in the Manufacture’s chronograph wristwatch offering in the 20th century. Only one example is documented before 1996. Records show that this unique example was sold by Audemars Piguet to New York retailer Roehrich on April 14, 1949 and now belongs to a prestigious private collection. The 35 mm yellow gold wristwatch is powered by the Calibre 13VZAH.
The split-seconds mechanism was added following a special request received after production had started. The archives mention an additional split-seconds movement, made in 1946, yet it is unlikely that it was ever cased up and sold.
Audemars Piguet Grande Complications
In 1996, the split-seconds chronograph made its come back, this time miniaturised to equip the first Audemars Piguet Grande Complication wristwatch presented in a round case. This model combined the split-seconds chronograph with the perpetual calendar and the minute repeater as per Audemars Piguet Grande Complication tradition.
The miniaturisation of the split-seconds mechanism also led the Maison to explore other technical horizons for the chronograph function. In 2015, the Manufacture released the patented Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer in collaboration with Michael Schumacher.
Endowed with a flyback system with two successive and alternating flyback chronograph hands, this avant-garde watch allowed the measurement of consecutive lap times on the racetrack thanks to a single chronograph driving two central sweep-seconds hands controlled independently via three push-pieces. This watch represents a world first as such time intervals could only be measured digitally beforehand.
Following in the footsteps of this highly complicated timepiece, the split-seconds function joins the Royal Oak Concept collection this year, paving the way for a new generation of advanced split-seconds mechanisms independent of the Manufacture’s Grande Complication production and merging engineering, technology and watchmaking artisanship.
Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Split-Seconds Chronograph GMT Large Date 43 mm
Self-winding Calibre 4407
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Movement thickness: 8.92 mm
Number of jewels: 73
Number of parts: 638
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
Flyback chronograph, split-seconds chronograph, GMT 24h, hours, minutes, small seconds and large date
Titanium case and bezel, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Black ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown
Water-resistant to 50 m
Case thickness: 17.4 mm
Black PVD open-worked
German silver dial display with black inner bezel, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
Black and grey rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp and interchangeable system
Additional black interchangeable rubber strap
With the new GMT Balancier Convexe, Greubel Forsey places the Earth back at the centre of its universe.
This model houses a new GMT calibre that replaces all previous Greubel Forsey GMT models. Moreover, it features, for the first time, its signature inclined balance wheel, as if in orbit around the Earth.
The perfect titanium sphere with its continents, seas and oceans, is one of the Atelier’s most emblematic creations. It was the centrepiece of the GMT, GMT Earth, GMT Quadruple Tourbillon and GMT Sport, some of Greubel Forsey’s greatest successes to date.
Today, Greubel Forsey is dedicating a brand new calibre to the Terrestrial globe, decisively replacing its predecessors. It is the purest and most contemporary interpretation of the GMT complication ever imagined, deeply rooted in the universe of the brand as well as in Haute Horlogerie.
The Earth is showcased majestically, positioned at the very heart of an amphitheatre-like construction. It moves in a constant 24-hour rotation, just as the Earth rotates in real life. This amphitheatre is bordered by three rings which indicate two complementary times: hours and minutes local time, as well as universal time.
The 24 time zones displaying universal time are set against a black background if the time indicated is at night, and on a white background during the day time.
Local time is indicated on the two outer rings: one for the hours on a grey satin-finished ring, and minutes on a thin black outer ring. Each time indication has its own hand with a red triangular tip filled with luminescent material. These hands move on two further rings, engraved with key words dear to the Atelier, to display GMT. Finally, an off-centre display at 10 o’clock indicates a second time zone with a blue gold hand.
For the caseback, Greubel Forsey opted to keep the disc with 24 time zones indicating the UTC time of the 24 reference cities, but with a rather appropriate modification. The UTC of Paris has been replaced by the city where Greubel Forsey has been established since its early days: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
The 30° inclined balance wheel, seemingly suspended in mid-air, is held by a beautiful flat black polished and barrel polished steel balance wheel bridge on polished steel pillars. To its right, the small seconds, displayed with a blue gold hand completes the ensemble.
The titanium bridges are hand-finished with a steel brush and take on a frosted texture never before applied by Greubel Forsey. The delicate frosted surfaces catch the light and accentuate the globe, which remains the protagonist of the arena.
Finally, the inside of the case is polished so that it mirrors the escapement platform, the Terrestrial globe, and nearly every element visible on the dial side, thus adding incredible depth to this new construction.
Designed by Greubel Forsey, the signature convex case measures 46.5mm around the bezel and 43.5mm around the case-band. Made of in titanium, it hugs the curve of the wrist perfectly. The sapphire crystal and satin-finished bezel follow the same curved geometry, which extends onto either a titanium bracelet or a textured rubber strap.
The Greubel Forsey GMT Balancier Convexe is limited to 66 timepieces: 22 per year between 2022 and 2024.
Model: Greubel Forsey GMT Balancier Convexe in Titanium
Patented hand-wound movement
Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
30° inclined Greubel Forsey balance wheel system
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour
Number of parts
Escapement platform: 59
Number of jewels: 42
Hours and minutes
2nd time zone GMT
Rotating globe with universal time
24 time zones universal time
Summer time, winter time
Titanium with curved sapphire crystal
Three-dimensional, variable geometry-shaped bezel, hand-polished with hand-finished straight graining
Raised engraving “GMT” and “Greubel Forsey”
Diameter: 43.50mm (caseband) and 46.50mm (bezel)
Height: 13.75mm (case) and 17.40mm (including synthetic sapphire crystals)
Water-resistance: 10atm – 100m – 328ft
Terrestrial globe in titanium, relief-engraved continents, ocean blue treatment
Day-and-night UTC indicator in titanium, engraved and lacquered
GMT indicator in gold
Amphitheatre hour-ring with engraved and lacquered minute-circle
Small seconds indicator in gold
Non-animal material, rubber with text in relief, titanium folding clasp, engraved GF logo
On demand: 3-row metal bracelet in titanium, folding clasp with integrated fine adjustment, engraved GF logo
The newly launched RAYMOND WEIL freelancer GMT Worldtimer watch is capable of displaying the prevailing hour in 24 time zones at the same time.
Dedicated to globetrotters, this self-winding watch is 40.5mm in diameter and has a thickness of 9.7mm, despite the intricate nature of a mechanical GMT complication.
It dial features a rotating track, marked with one prominent city for each time zone. The city disc sits adjacent a 24-hour scale, indicating the relevant hour in the location shown and whether it is day/night. Barrel-shaped hour and minute hands indicate the ‘local time’.
To display the local time for the current location, the wearer simply rotates the crown at 4 o’clock, positioning the name of the local city adjacent to the prevailing hour. In addition to displaying the local time for the current location, the city disc simultaneously shows the relevant hour for each of the remaining 23 time zones.
In addition to the rotating city disc, a black GMT hand, featuring a prominent triangular red and white tip, indicates the prevailing hour at home. A highly legible lollipop hand completes the set of hands.
RAYMOND WEIL freelancer GMT Worldtimer
The RAYMOND WEIL freelancer GMT Worldtimer is available in two versions, one with a black dial and the other with a green dial. The black dial is paired with a stainless steel case coated with black DLC.
The green dial option features a stainless steel case, but in this instance it is matched with a bronze bezel and two bronze crowns. Bronze acquires an attractive patina with time. With its khaki tones and bronze accents, this military style model is an ideal timekeeper for adventurous types.
While the two watches exhibit different characters, they both incorporate gradient dial tones. The progression from dark to light not only heightens the visual allure of each dial option, but also serves as a means of indicating the transition from day to night. The hands and indexes are treated with Super-LumiNova®, emitting either a blue or green glow.
The freelancer GMT Worldtimer is equipped with the new Calibre RW3230, a Swiss automatic movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. Measuring just 4.1mm in height, the modest thickness of the movement has led to the new model’s elegant, slender profile.
The Calibre RW3230 hosts a number traditional watchmaking decorations honoring RAYMOND WEIL’s well-regarded reputation. The lower part of the bridges is adorned with perlage, the barrel cover is snailed and the top part of the bridges and oscillating mass are embellished with Côtes de Genève motif. The movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back.
Each Freelancer GMT Worldtimer 2765 watch is fitted on a colour-coordinated calf leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching and a folding clasp, featuring a double push-security system.
Available now at Raymond-weil.co.uk, the retail price of the Raymond Weil Freelancer GMT Worldtimer watch is £2,195.
Model: Raymond Weil Freelancer GMT Worldtimer 2765
Mechanical self-winding movement with GMT function – RW3230
Power-reserve: 50 hours
Central hours, minutes, seconds
Date window at 6 o’clock
Round – Stainless steel and bronze
Crowns: Screwed-down, crown at 2pm with RW monogram, crown at 4pm with World map and Swiss federal cross symbols
Sapphire crystal glass with antiglare treatment on both sides
Case-back: Screwed-down, with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 m, 330 ft, 10 atm
Gradient green, applied indexes enhanced with Super-Luminova®
24 hours graduation and time zones
Hours / Minutes / Central seconds: Nickel plating, barrel-shaped, enhanced with Super-Luminova®
GMT: Green with red arrow, enhanced with Super-Luminova®
Genuine calf leather, Stainless steel folding clasp with double push-security system
Round – Stainless steel with black DLC coating
Crowns: Screwed-down, crown at 2pm with RW monogram, crown at 4pm with World map and Swiss federal cross symbols
Sapphire crystal glass with antiglare treatment on both sides
Case-back: Screwed-down, with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 m, 330 ft, 10 atm
Gradient black, applied indexes enhanced with Super-Luminova®
24 hours graduation and time zones
Hours / Minutes / Central seconds: Nickel plating, barrel-shaped, enhanced with Super-Luminova®
GMT: Dark with red arrow, enhanced with Super-Luminova®
Genuine calf leather with alligator motif, Stainless steel folding clasp with black PVD coating and double push-security system
Italian watch brand Out of Order presents a new series of GMT watches inspired by world’s most popular destinations like the ancient city of Rome, the markets of Marrakech, the gorgeous hillsides of Medellin and the metropolis of Tokyo.
Out of Order GMT ROMA CAPITALE
Rome, the capital of the Italian Republic, has influenced the globe with its cultural, artistic and architectural achievements. Out of Order dedicates the Swiss GMT Roma Capitale to the Eternal City.
The Out of Order GMT ROMA CAPITALE watch features a bright blue dial with a sandblasted Full Lume texture with glossy black indexes, matte black hands and black PVD GMT hand with a scarlet red Superluminova® insert.
The rotating bezel shows off green and red Arabic numerals and a white luminous dot at 12 o’clock, all echoing the colors of the Italian flag. The strap is crafted from genuine, vegetable-tanned vintage leather in homage to the archaeological area of the Imperial Forums to remind us of the power of the Roman Empire.
The laser-engraving on the caseback depicts the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Lateran Obelisk and part of the Imperial Forum in the foreground, while the majolica tiles used in the floors of Roman houses during the Roman Empire are reproduced in the background.
Out of Order GMT MARRAKESH
Marrakech, the ocher city of Morocco has attracted people from points near and far with its colors, architecture and dense, labyrinthine streets connection a network of souks offering everything from fabrics to traditional slippers, food, spices and the famous Moroccan ceramics desired worldwide.
The Out of Order Swiss GMT Marrakech watch impresses with its light brown, sunburnt finish on a dial struck like a coin. The coin motif is inspired by this Moroccan city’s use of cash as the preferred method of exchange over ATMs or credit cards.
The indexes, applied with a multicolor Superluminova® insert, reflect the colors of Moroccan majolica. At night, each of them offers a different brightness to recall the multi-colored lanterns of Marrakech that light up when the sun goes down.
The two colors chosen for the rotating bezel are sand and dark green; the first in homage to the desert, the second in homage to the traditional mint green tea, a symbol of Moroccan hospitality.
The laser-engraved caseback faithfully reproduces the traditional designs of Moroccan majolica.
Out of Order GMT MEDELLIN
This model pays tribute to Colombia, a South American nation rich in contrasts. The Swiss GMT Medellin features a frosted white dial with a sandblasted texture. Adorning this honest surface you’ll find applied indexes and a gold-plated GMT hand filled with Superluminova® BGW9.
The words Damaged in Italy are spelled out in yellow, and 330 ft = 100 meters in blue, and finally GMT is rendered in red to reflect the traditional yellow-blue-red color scheme of the Colombian flag.
The bezel is crafted from IP Gun aluminum to reinforce its solidity and durability, while the laser-engraved caseback recalls the speedometer of an airplane used by Colombians.
The strap is cut from genuine, vegetable-tanned vintage leather featuring a fire print that echoes the typical jungle vegetation.
Out of Order GMT Tokyo Shibuya
The Out of Order GMT Tokyo Shibuya watch is dedicated to Shibuya, the historic district of Tokyo where tradition and modernity coexist side by side. Walking down the street of Shibuya, you’ll see enormous LED screens, towering shopping malls, and an assortment of luxury hotels and restaurants of all types.
It is using the traditional patterns found on the walls of historic Japanese restaurants that our Out of Order designers have reproduced, and which represents the Rising Sun on the dial.
Looking at the light gray sunburnt finish on the Full Lume effect dial in the absence of light, you will notice that only the dark gray part illuminate, creating a fascinating wave effect. The laser-engraved caseback depicts the design of a uniquely Japanese art form: the manhole cover. The one you see here sports an image of Osaka Castle during cherry blossom season.
All four models are equipped with a Swiss Ronda 515 24h quartz movement. Each one is guaranteed waterproof up to 10 ATM (100 meters) and boasts a 2-year international warranty.
They have a 316L stainless steel cases (44 mm x 1.25 mm), bi-directional 316L steel rotating bezels with hand-brushed two-tone aluminum inserts and colored engraved numbering. Each cover is crafted from flat sapphire-coated glass with magnifying lens at 3 o’clock.
The screw-down crowns are made from 316L stainless steel embossed with our logo and featuring a black date window. On the reverse you’ll find a 316L stainless steel caseback with engraving unique to the design and a strap cut from genuine, vegetable-tanned and hand-stitched vintage leather.
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