Niall GMT Automatic

Niall, a Kansas City-based luxury watch company, has launched its second line of timepieces.

The Niall GMT is the company’s first expansion beyond its successful first line, the Niall One, which was launched in June 2015. The GMT features two sub-dials — one for sweeping sub-seconds and the other for tracking Greenwich Mean Time, a function that dates back to original travel watches of the 1950s.

Aesthetically, the company drew inspiration from mid-century fashion, leading to a smaller, more refined case (40 x 10.7 mm). It is available in black, white and blue dials, respectively, with black and blue premium leather or American alligator strap options.

The two-year process of creating the timepiece required an intense focus on engineering for Niall.  The company continues to make all of its components in America and combines them with the Swiss Made ETERNA automatic movement.

Manufactured by the world renowned Swiss watch manufacture ETERNA, the movement beats inside the Niall GMT offers power reserve up to 65 hours. Hours and minutes are indicated by two central hands. The Small seconds counter is positioned at 9’o clock and the 24hours subdial, which can be used as a second time zone indicator, finds its place at 6’o clock. The date window is at 3’o clock.

The stainless steel case of the watch is fitted with highly durable and scratch resistant Corning© Gorilla© Glass.

Technical details

Movement
Eterna 3914a
Diameter: 30.0 mm
Height: 5.6 mm
Vibrations per hour: 28’800 v.p.h.
Power reserve: 65 h
No. of jewels: 29

Functions
Mechanical self-winding movement, small second counter, hours and minutes display, date, GMT and second stop

Case
Stainless steel
Front glass: Corning© Gorilla© Glass
Case size: 40mm x 10.7mm
Water resistant: 5ATM

Warranty
4 years

Dial
Black, Blue or white
60 seconds dial at 9’o clock
GMT sub dial at 6’o clock
Date at 3’o clock

Dial Versions
Noir – Black dial with black sub dials
Orca – Black dial with white subdials
Arctic – White dial with white subdials
Panda – White dial with black subdials
Oxford – Blue dial with blue subdials
Bourgmont – Blue dial with white subdials

Retail Price
From $3750/-

NIALL WATCHES – NIALL ONE

Niall is an American luxury watch brand founded by Mike Wilson. The brand name Niall comes from Mike Wilson’s paternal lineage that traces back to Niall Noigiallach, legendary fourth century High King of Ireland. With this new watch brand, the founder pays tribute the legendary emperor. The mission of this watch brand is to revive the great tradition of American watch manufacturing.

Niall is headquartered in Kansas City at Crossroads Arts District, which is also home to business accelerator Ingenology, two-time winner of the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. Niall watch brand donates a portion of its profits to educating and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and inventors.

The brand’s debut model is NIALL ONE, an exceptional mechanical automatic timepiece crafted in America and powered with state of the art Swiss made movements. Crafted using Solid Stainless steel, the NIALL ONE collection now comprises of four model versions: Stainless steel, Stainless steel/Black, Stealth Black and finally the Two tone model. In Stealth Black and Two tone models both case and bezel are treated with black DLC.

Regarding dimensions of the timepiece, the case measures 41.4 mm and dial has 30 mm diameter. For the first time in industry, the NIALL ONE timepieces are fitted with Corning Gorilla Glass, which is highly durable and scratch resistant than sapphire and other conventional glasses. NIALL ONE is the first luxury watch in the world to incorporate the Corning Gorilla Glass, which is widely used in new generation and highly rugged HDTVs, smartphones and smart watches.

Its simple, clutter free dial boasts, hour index markers, Roman index markers for 12’o clock & 6’o clock, luminous hour and minute hands, plus a date indication at 3’o clock.

The NIALL ONE houses the 25 jewel ETA 2824 -2 Swiss made mechanical automatic movement. All NIALL ONE timepieces are tested for a water resistance up to 100 meters. The timepiece is fitted with a genuine leather strap featuring deployant clasp.

Assembled in Kansas City, the NIALL ONE comes with two year warranty. The NIALL ONE timepiece offers full customisation, as the timepiece will be manufactured only after receiving the orders.

 

Depending on the model, it usually takes 4 to 5 weeks for customisation and production of each model. Price range is US$ 3750 to 3950.