- 1. Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi”
- 2. Longines Spirit Zulu Time
- 3. Grand Seiko Sport GMT SBGM245
- 4. TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41mm
- 5. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
- 6. Rolex GMT-Master 11 “Root Beer” 126711CHNR
- 7. Grand Seiko SBGN027
- 8. Tudor Black Bay GMT
- 9. Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT - Yohji Yamamoto
- 10. Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT PAM 628
- 11. Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Titanium
- 12. Rolex Explorer II 216570
- 13. TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT
- 14. Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black
- 15. H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time
- 16. Conclusion
The Most Stylish GMT Watches For Men
GMT watches find their roots in the soaring world of aviation. Typically, they were designed to allow pilots to determine two different time zones at the same time which is key for crossing countries with different time zones. How can two travel time zones be read at the same time? Firstly, the whole notion of GMT time started upon Rolex’s release, the Rolex GMT-Master 16700, the 1675 and reference 16750. GMT time could be read through a second hand named the ‘GMT hand’ or the 24-hour hand. By simply turning the 24 hour bezel until it matches the GMT hand, the second time zone is readable. Without losing ourselves too much in the intricacies of GMT watches, join us as we run through the most stylish GMT watches for men.
Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi”
Anyone who knows anything about watches knows exactly what the Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi is.
Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi
Stemming back to the 1950s with the onset of PAN AM airlines, the Pepsi GMT was released as a solution for the pilots and aircrew who would travel between time zones during flights. Released at Baselworld in 2018, The Pepsi was immediately loved and recognised as another staple of the cool bezel collection Rolex so dutifully updates. At 40mm in a sturdy Oystersteel case, the 126710 BLRO is as tough as a GMT model can be.
The bracelet is somewhat unusual too as it has a Jubilee bracelet design. For those who don't know, this is actually the first professional Rolex model which was the first to adorn the Jubilee bracelet. The bracelet superbly upgrades the rugged design and gives the GMT model a sleeker finish, allowing the model to be worn with a multitude of outfits.
The lugs are a little slimmer in terms of width in comparison to previous GMT watches like the 116710. Since it is slimmer, the GMT model fits on the wrist much better as it loses its chunky build for a more elegant construction. The ceramic bezel is two tone red and blue which contrast strongly with each other. This means the AM and PM times are easily distinguishable. If you're not too fussed about the GMT functions, may we say that the bezel colours look amazing, not to mention iconic to the collection! We have no doubt that when the sun hits this model, the shine is beautiful and resonates with the hues magnificently.
The 3285 movement is a powerhouse in all regards. With a 70 hour power reserve, a Chronergy escapement to enhance anti-magnetism and the usual Rolex innovations like a Parachrom hairspring, the GMT model is immense, especially since it is also COSC certified too. The GMT model is very smart and would perfectly match a suit ensemble. Feeling like flexing your smart-casual outfit? This model would look sublime with a navy cashmere jumper to enhance the bezel.
You can no longer buy a Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’ at retail as it is discontinued.
Longines Spirit Zulu Time
Longines aren't unknown in the GMT world. In 1908, Longines released a dual-time pocket watch which could competently tell both Turkish and French times instantaneously. The Zulu model came in 1925 as a nickname for a Longines GMT model that told both local and UTC time.
Longines Spirit Zulu Time - Source - Longines
Therefore, this edition comes as no surprise and let us say, this piece is spectacular. Following on from such a rich heritage, the Longines Zulu is crafted in a 42mm case and is constructed out of stainless steel. The case is brushed, offering a beautiful shine when struck by any light.
The edges of the case are given a chamfered edge which offers new dimensions on the GMT model. It also takes away from the ruggedness of the stainless steel material, making it more of a dressier model. The bezel is given a nice forest green ceramic insert which is extremely scratch proof and looks sublime surrounding the domed sapphire crystal.
Meanwhile, the dial's face relates to Longines throughout, such as their emblem and the famed 5 stars, linking to the movement. Also, see the phrase ‘Zulu Time’ above the 5 stars which relate to the history of the GMT model.
The Arabic gold numerals are extremely legible, especially since they contain Swiss Super-Luminova which enhances their visibility. The numerals aren't just printed on either, as they are individually given a metallic border which makes them look like they rise out of the dial. The black dial face contrasts superbly with the green bezel as well as the gold indices and hands. The GMT model is ultimately refined and isn't ostentatious in colour. Rather, it focuses more on subtle design and brilliant technology.
The L844.4 calibre movement beats at an unusual 25,200 VpH and can last a very respectable 72 hours. The silicon balance spring in the movement enhances the GMT model’s anti-magnetism as well as makes the movement more reliable. Need we mention it's also COSC certified? Why not pair this GMT model with a fantastic green bomber jacket for those aviation vibes or let it take centre stage with a crisp white shirt.
You can buy a Longines Spirit Zulu Time at retail for £2,850 - at the time of writing.
Grand Seiko Sport GMT SBGM245
The Grand Seiko Sport GMT - Source - Grand Seiko
The Grand Seiko Sport GMT could easily be considered one of the best Grand Seiko watches. Released in 2021, the GMT model is sized at 40.5mm which isn't too big on the wrist. The lugs are cleverly designed in a way that they don't cut into your arm. In fact, there's a slight curve downwards which means the timepiece follows the shape of the wrist, making it sleek and sturdy.
The bezel and lugs are brushed, giving the timepiece a refined finish, especially when contrasted with the polished effect on the edge of the bezel and case sides. As for the dial, it is given a navy blue tone which allows the rich red GMT hand and polished indexes to stand out a country mile.
While the Rolex GMT collection has a two-tone bezel, The Grand Seiko Sport GMT utilises a two tone rehaut which slopes downwards and is very legible through the sapphire crystal, especially since it shows both AM and PM information. The date aperture situated at 4 o'clock is typical of Grand Seiko in its polished frame. The calibre 9S66 is an automatic movement which has a three day power reserve. Pulsating at a very fast 28,800VpH, it of course features the GMT feature. The hour hand can be altered by hours only which is perfect for the businessman looking to quickly change the time when on the plane or dashing between important meetings.
The bracelet matches the finish on the case and bezel perfectly as it is brushed on the top and given a polished sheen on its sides. It's only slight too, meaning there's less weight on the wrist and you can slide it quickly underneath your smartest shirt cuffs. You could easily pair this beauty with a short sleeve navy shirt and accentuate the dial colour.
You can buy a Grand Seiko Sport GMT SBGM245 at retail for £5,350 - at the time of writing.
TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41mm
TAG Heuer utilises Carrera charm with a healthy dose of GMT magic to create classic watches that are unfussy design and simply awesome in function.
TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time - Source - Escapement Magazine
Coming in at 41mm, the timepiece is crafted out of stainless steel and is built with sleek lugs to look classy. The front of the GMT model is polished in all areas which contrasts with the satin polish on the edge of the case, leaving a beautiful array of shine when hit with light. Providing 100 metre water resistance, the GMT model is reliable in most situations involving water. We wouldn't suggest diving into the sea with this on though!
The dial is dark blue and crisp in its appearance, negating the need for you to squint your eyes. The duo coloured flange of blue and white allows the AM and PM time to be easily readable. The silver indices are applied and very visible on the dial, contrasting well with the dark blue dial.
The GMT hand is very succinct in its construction as it is silver like the other hands but is tipped with a red hand for maximum legibility. And you know Chrono Hunter loves telling you the cold hard facts…in the clearest manner! The date aperture at 6 o'clock is visible and doesn't clutter the dial too much. Speaking of visibility, the hands and indices are all coated in SuperLuminova, meaning the model can be read in a multitude of environments.
The TAG Heuer’s H-link bracelet is tidy and has a satin brushed link pieces which alternate with the polished central links. The Calibre 7 movement is a solid choice for the TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41mm and has features like a rapid-date change function, combined with a decent 50 hour power reserve.
Finished to a very high standard, this GMT model looks immense against the block blue dial. Wear this beauty with a striped linen shirt to give that bohemian vibe or get smart and don a pinstripe blue suit for the ultimate office attire.
You can buy a TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time 41mm at retail for £3,300 - at the time of writing.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT
On this list, the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon takes pride of place as the coolest avant-garde GMT timepiece.
Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon - Source - Audemars Piguet
The concept timepiece collection from Audemars Piguet was originally released in 2002. Suffice to say, time has moved on since humble beginnings and the craftsmanship behind it remains second to none. The case is built like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Crafted from blackened titanium which has been thoroughly sandblasted, the bevels on this watch are polished to a mirror like finish, giving the GMT model’s aesthetic many dimensions. This design means the model isn't seamless and that all aspects of it are pronounced in their own distinctive ways.
It wouldn't be a Royal Oak without the signature eight screws on the bezel which Audemars Piguet gladly implements on this model. The screws are a lighter grey which contrasts well with the darker shaded titanium. The sides of the case are brushed, again drawing the eyes immediately to the smoother finish on the bezel and dial.
The open worked dial is well, you can see for yourself. Breathtaking and bold, gain a horological insight into this avant garde design, keeping in line the unusual construction of the GMT model. The components of the dial are given a navy blue shade which works well with the titanium colour. This piece is alive and kicking thanks to the striking exhibition back.
At 44mm, the model is pretty big (slimmer enthusiasts need not apply) but its immense frame is built for the complications like the GMT and flying tourbillon. The level of detail in the timepiece finishes and design is almost on a scale the size of Everest. Any smaller and the purpose of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT is lost. It's supposed to be outlandish and brave in its design. Timelords, this is definitely one to show off on a night out or fancy soiree!
The Calibre 2954 movement powers the GMT 12-hour wheel located at 3 o’clock which is built onto a disc. Impressively, the timepiece has a phenomenal 237 hour reserve and a fairly steady 21,600VpH. The pusher under the crown changes the functions of the timepieces as seen through the indicator at 6 o'clock. Functions are N - Neutral R - Hand-winding and H - Setting the time.
Ideal for travel, the integrated bracelet is a brilliant design choice by Audemars Piguet and it makes the entire timepieces seamless in its construction. As such, the model can be worn with a grey or charcoal suit for big occasions or dressed down with a black polo shirt to keep with the classic refinement of the GMT model.
You can buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT at retail when you plan an appointment with them!
Rolex GMT-Master II “Root Beer” 126711CHNR
The Rolex GMT-Master II Root Beer is just as tasty as the sweet tasting beverage!
Root Beer - Source - Watch Collectors
While we don't recommend you try and consume the GMT model, we do recommend you get your hands on one as soon as possible for a number of reasons. Firstly, the timepiece is crafted from extremely tough 904L stainless steel which has been two toned with Rolex’s own Everose gold on the bezel and crown.
The front of the timepiece is gloriously finished as its satin brushed except for the bezel, the edges of the bezel and the case sides which are polished to a mirror like sheen. This GMT watch competently blends the rugged sports element of the model with refined elegance in the smallest aspects. And you know we are all about bringing you the details! This watch is without a doubt no rough diamond.
Measuring 40mm, this timepiece isn't too big for a tool watch. The Cerachrom bezel combines both black and brown ceramic, earning the nickname ‘Root Beer’. Water resistant up to 100m as given through the Triplock crown, it is as tough as it is good looking. The dial's face is matt black with a glossy finish, allowing the iconic circular, baton and triangular indices to visibly stand out. The hands are timeless like the indices and are a constant reminder you are wearing a timepiece of symbolic history.
It's important to mention that the indices and hands are also edged with Everose gold to really showboat the luxury aspect of the model. This isn't your average tool model, my friends! Attached to the two tone bracelet of 904L steel and Everose gold, the GMT model shows its splendour throughout. The central links and sides of the bracelet are polished, creating a beautiful shimmer throughout.
Yes, Timelords. This GMT model does have the famed Oysterclasp and Easylink adjustment system! The calibre 3235 movement has a strong power reserve of 70 hours and the latest updates offered by Rolex since its release in 2018 such as the Chronergy escapement. A beast in luxury refinery, we also salute this watch as a must have travel timepiece.
Sadly, you can no longer buy a Rolex Root Beer at retail as it has been discontinued.
Grand Seiko SBGN027
In 2022, Grand Seiko unveiled a stunning GMT model which blends an incredible quartz movement, a design sexier than a Paris catwalk and a high degree of legibility.
SBGN027 - Source - GS9 Club
Crafted out of eminently durable stainless steel, the timepiece is a healthy 39mm in diameter which is about right to wear it as an everyday driver. While stainless steel can be construed to be sporty, Grand Seiko has countered it with hairline brushing and their iconic “Zaratsu” polishing effect.
The bezel is firmly set onto the timepiece and gives the very useful 24 hour timings necessary for the GMT function. The sapphire crystal is dual curved and gives anti reflective properties in order to ensure the timepiece is crystal clear at all times. Make a splash in your private pool or lounge over a cocktail with this baby given it has 200 metres of water resistance. The dial is pitch black with a sunray effect in order to cast ample light around the dial.
Elegant and classic, ultimately it has consistency in regards to colour, allowing the sharp indices and hands to be clearly defined. This isn't your average Rolex GMT wherein the bezel is the centre point for the AM and PM GMT functions. Rather, Grand Seiko has decided to implement this onto the inner bezel, allowing the dual curved sapphire to enlarge the white and black ring for legibility.
Would it really be a Grand Seiko without the healthy dose of LumiBrite on the hands and indices? The date function at 4 o'clock doesn't impede the legibility of the dial as it's given a white background and a fairly small area of space. The 9F86 quartz movement is absolutely top notch. While quartz has been plagued with infamy following the Quartz crisis in the 70s, Grand Seiko has made a sterling case for it due to this movement being like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
Following on from Grand Seiko’s 9F series, the movement is temperature regulated, which can be manually altered if you wish, and it should be accurate to 10 seconds per year. Yes, Timelords, the timing for some making that board meeting is impeccable as they say. This really is a timepiece you can set and leave for an entire year. If that wasn't enough, other features like the Twin Pulse Control Motor ensures the model has the same level of torque as their mechanical counterparts.
Fearing you’ll miss out on an important date? The Instant Date Change Mechanism ensures the date can be altered as quickly as Yohan Blake while the Backlash Auto-Adjust Mechanism ensures the seconds hand runs as smooth as hot butter. As ardent mechanical GMT model fans, we may have just been swayed by this little beauty! Pair it with a black overcoat when you are in business mode or take a load off and wear it with a pair of smart denim jeans and white T-shirt. You can buy a Grand Seiko SBGN027 at retail for £2,950 - at the time of writing.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
The Tudor Black Bay collection has been a source of great joy for those looking for an entry point into luxury GMT watches. Allow us to say, the Tudor Black Bay GMT M79830RB-0010 does not disappoint either.
Black Bay GMT - Source - Watch Collecting Lifestyle
Released during this year's Watches and Wonders 2023, Tudor has adopted a new opaline white dial to cure any remaining wintry blues. The hour markers are similarly white with black edging which on first consideration, sounds like it would be extremely illegible. Au contraire dear Timelords.
The skeletonised effect from the hands blends both legibility with a phenomenal style aesthetic, resulting in something which is unlike anything we’ve seen before. The bezel with its blue and burgundy insert could be mistaken for the Rolex Pepsi, however, this insert is crafted from anodised aluminium and adds a little touch of colour to compliment the solid dial.
The bracelet is not one to sleep on either. Built as a riveted steel bracelet, it blends both a polished and satin finish to allow it to be seamless with the case which has a similar effect. It's also fixed firmly onto your wrist by a folding clasp and safety clasp.
At 41mm, the Black Bay GMT is crafted out of steel and is fairly thick at 14.5mm. But don’t let this distract you as the Black Bay has many enthusiasts fawning over it, up to and including the new Black Bay 54. Time is ticking though so let’s focus on this GMT number. The calibre MT5652 movement gives a solid speed of 28,800VpH and lasts for a very reliable 70 hours.
We recommend that you go with the colour and try wearing a white jumper to match the dial. If not, you could work with the blue and red bezel and base your shirt choices on those colours.
You can buy a Tudor Black Bay GMT at retail for £3,590 at the time of writing.
Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT - Yohji Yamamoto
When released in 2020, Hublot made the whole world of GMT watches eternally easier to comprehend and understand… Not to mention results in cutting-edge fashion!
Big Bang Unico GMT - Source - Watchpro
The movement within the Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT is the HUB1251 and features a rather handy feature. By including a module in this movement, the second time zone on your GMT model can be instantly adjusted via one hour movements. By simply clicking two buttons at two and four o’clock, you can move the hand backwards and forwards to your desired time.
While the open worked dial may make it a little tricky to comprehend the GMT function as there are so many levers and dials, the home time is identified via a fourth hand which is shaped like an arrow and is altered using the crown. Hublot likes to take things up a level by just having two twelve hour readings instead of the usual 24 on the bezel, Hublot also utilises a day and night indicator on the centre of the dial to determine AM or PM.
The model is reliable as it can reach a solid 100 metres water resistance but for some who prefer the growing trend of slimmer watches, the 45mm diameter may be a fashion faux-pas. Crafted out of micro-blasted black ceramic, the hands, indices, dial and rubber strap are entirely black, even including the crystal. Fitted with fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto’s signature at 6 o'clock, what's more stylish than wearing something literally signed by a fashion icon!
Colour however is sparse on this GMT model so we recommend you wear this with a minimalist outfit such as a steely grey suit or black polo shirt. Limited to 50 pieces, you can buy a Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT if you travel to Japan and locate the Hublot Boutique Ginza. Oh yes, this is as exclusive as it gets.
Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days GMT PAM 628
Measuring 45mm, Ambassador Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud to wear this Radiomir on his wrist. For us, this could be one of the finest travel watches to take on board while sipping a cocktail in First Class.
Radiomir 1940 - Source - Essential Watches
The Radiomir collection represented the first introduction of lume in 1917. Ever since, The Radiomir collection has thrust itself into the horological limelight making a name for itself in the watch sector!
Panerai has a few features which are instantly identifiable. Take for example the iconic structuring of the Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 and the rest of the indices which are perfectly rounded and match the same gentle aesthetic as the Arabic numerals.
Panerai also knows when to shake things up for watch fans and boy have they done that with this GMT model. By removing the usual unfussy finish on the dial, they have almost done an Audemars Piguet Tapisserie style. Instead, they have added a Clous de Paris design element which adds a beautiful texture beneath the hands and indices.
The PAM 628 shows the second time zone through a subtle black hand with a yellow tip. As referenced with the Hublot Big Bang Unico, this model doesn't have a 24 hour bezel, instead deciding to opt for an AM or PM indicator, positioned at 9 o'clock. The power reserve indicator is a nice addition between 4 and 5 o'clock as well as the date aperture, located at 3 o’clock.
The P.4002 calibre movement is visible through the exhibition back and allows the GMT function to be altered without having to stop the timekeeping. What's also rather beneficial is when the time is adjusted. The second hand reverts back to zero, allowing one swift motion to alter all time zones. Well, time is of the essence. Adorned with a black strap, the model is as mysterious as it is charming but adds some refinement to the 1940 tool watch collection. It should therefore be paired with a navy jacket that has large sleeves to cater for the sheer size of the timepiece.
You can no longer buy a Panerai PAM 628 at retail as it has been discontinued.
Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Titanium
BR 03-51 GMT - Source - Bell & Ross
Measuring 42mm, there is a brutalist feel to the model with its overtly squared design and hardy screws which could easily have been hammered in the forges of mediaeval times. But fear ye not watch peeps. Without going too far into the metaphors, the case is sturdy and represents a style which is becoming increasingly lost in the slender horological world we live in today. For shame. As the model is crafted out of titanium, it is both durable and lightweight, ensuring knocks and abrasions can be shrugged off while you won't feel like your wrist will be weighed down. The lugs are tightly pressed to the case, ensuring that the strap sits snugly on the wrist and adds security from the unconventional square shape.
The dial shows the same level of charm which is present in models today. Crafted out of carbon fibre it looks like the interior of a high end sports car. The dial features a large date at 6 o'clock as well as a second time zone which is visible through an orange hand on the sub dial. The Arabic numerals are only visible at 12 and 9 o’clock due to the busy nature of the dial. The automatic movement powers the big date with a second time zone, as well as the standard timekeeping. The second time zone is adjusted through the crown and when changing it, the hour hand will be stopped and the minutes hand will remain in sync on both displays.
The model has an air of enthusiasm about it due to its robust build and quantity of features on the fairly small dial face. As such, your style should match the vibe so why not go all out and wear a stripy polo shirt or bright pastel colours like an orange jacket to match the second time zone hand.
You can buy a Bell & Ross BR 03-51 at retail for £3,700.
Rolex Explorer II 216570
Think it's only the Rolex GMT-Master collections that are allowed to have fun with second time zones? Think again!
Explorer II - Source - Watch Collectors
At 42mm, the Rolex Explorer II 216570 is pretty large, especially since it was also around in the current era of the Maxi dial which essentially enlarged the markers, hour and minute hands. The model may appear to be your basic tool timepiece with its plain looking design. But in fact, it represents the height of minimalist design.
Take for example the black dial which is satin brushed and ensures direct legibility to everything on it such as the date aperture at 3 o'clock and second time zone hand which is given a neon orange arrowhead. Not quite the Milgauss lightning bolt but we do like it.
Rolex has ensured the start of the hands are coated in black, allowing the ends of the white and orange hands to seemingly hover on their own accord. For those who know their history, this stylish choice relates back to Steve McQueen’s Explorer II, the Ref 1655. If the ‘King of Cool’ can wear this style, you certainly can!
The Mercedes hands and indices on these watches are dosed with Rolex’s own Chromalight to ensure excellent legibility at all times. You can see Rolex’s patents are all over this timepiece, including the Cyclops eye over the date aperture which allows for a magnified view of the date. The Oyster Steel case is made out of 904L steel which is extremely hardy, not to mention it brushes up superbly when given a little TLC.
The top of the timepiece is brushed, contrasting with the sides of the case and the lugs which are given a polished effect. With 100 metre water resistance, the model blends both beauty and brawn perfectly. The bezel allows quick readings of another time zone as it circles within 24 hours and works in conjunction with the second time zone hand. It is easily discernible and shouldn't cause any issues when on the move.
The Oyster bracelet is immense, combining the Oysterlock deployant clasp and Easylink Extension to ensure premium comfort at all times. This might just be the ideal travel companion The movement encapsulates the calibre 3187 movement utilising the best innovations such as a Parachrom hairspring, Paraflex shock absorbers and Chronometer Certification, ensuring the movement is ready for the long run.
Operating between +/-2 seconds is incredible, especially when the watch has handy features like the rapid setting hour hand to ensure quick time changes in the midst of travel. The dial on these specific watches are very beautiful and can comfortably be worn outside of the caves and mountains. We, therefore, suggest wearing it with a brown leather jacket or black suede jacket to keep with the thirst for wanderlust.
Unfortunately, you can no longer buy a Rolex Explorer II at retail as it has been discontinued.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT
Crafted at 43mm in stainless steel, The TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT is a beast of a watch on the wrist!
Aquaracer GMT - Source - TAG Heuer
The bezel is crafted out of ceramic and utilises a half blue and white duo colour TAG Heuer has adopted for this model. This colour scheme is essential to the watch as it distinguishes AM and PM due to the bezel being 24 hours. If you can believe it, the blue portion represents nighttime while the white represents day time! What crazy nickname shall we assign this one… the Papa Smurf, or how about The WKD Blue?!
The watch is very sturdy, especially since it can reach depths of 300 metres. Believe us, Timelords. This is certainly not a behemoth with no class.
The dial itself is given a stupendous horizontal pattern that leaves ridges across the dial…almost as if you are stepping out on your private yacht. While this would be sufficient on its own accord, the sunray dial effect brings it to life, offering various shines across the dial when in contact with light. Even down to the littlest details like the Superluminova, it is made up of two colours which are made up of neon green and blue. Simply put, we think you will look stylish with or without the sun!
In the morning light, the white indices are thick, as well as the hands which allow for clear legibility when you cast a glance down. The dial is therefore deceptively simple, instead keeping its refinement in the smaller details like a proper gentleman. The calibre 7 movement is crafted in-house by TAG Heuer and is built to be powerful. It runs the date complication, the bright yellow GMT hand and standard timekeeping to a solid beat of 28,800VpH.
Need to leave the watch for a bit? Allow the 46 hour power reserve to take over especially if you want to travel overseas for that last minute business trip. Paired with the sublime fine brushed steel bracelet, the watch blends the durability of a dive watch with the effortless cool of a dress watch. We suggest pairing this gem with a nice blue shirt for the office or try a little Elvis with some blue suede shoes…or jacket if you feel more reserved!
If that’s got you all shaken up, you can buy a TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT at retail for £3,400 - at the time of writing.
Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black
Chopard may just be one of the most innovative brands of recent times. Have you checked out their Imperiale?
L.U.C GMT - Source - Watch I Love
The Chopard L.U.C GMT is another watch which shows their ingenuity when it comes to horological design. Measuring 42mm, the watch is given two crowns at 2 and 4 o’clock, with the 4 o’clock model being the tool to change the 24 hour ring. Now, do you like watches which strive to break new ground?
Well this brand has created its first GMT watch made out of ‘ceramised titanium’. For those who don't know, ceramised titanium is an extremely durable material which essentially is titanium oxidised. This allows it to be tougher against wear and tear, as well as boosting its corrosion resistance. Whoever thought titanium could be upgraded! The dial's face is clean and follows a monochromatic style keeping the same brooding black throughout the watch. Like most other GMT watches, the 24 hour ring is given a dual colouring of a cinereous and black, with black representing the night-time.
There’s another ring which is one step in towards the dial, this time in a solid black as it represents the local time. The centre of the dial is given a stoney guilloche finish, allowing the hands and Chopard title to be visible and accessible at all times. The hands are black but are not camouflaged with the local time ring due to the layer of Super-Luminova which is present on them. The date aperture located at 6 o'clock could be missed if it did not extend out ever so slightly from the local time ring. The black background with white writing really blends in with the local time!
The L.U.C 01.10-L calibre movement is very reliable due to its 60 hour power reserve. Furthermore, it beats at a steady 4Hz and runs the acclaimed title of COSC certification. Visible through the exhibition caseback, the movement is entirely covered in a dark grey sheen in order to match the mood of the watch. Chopard still utilises Geneva Waves and circular graining on these watches which creates a razor sharp finish to the eye.
You don't have to dress in black to wear this watch. In fact, you can pair it with some daring colours like yellow or a bright blue in order to accentuate the blackness of the watch and use it as an instant eye catcher! Capped at 250 pieces, you can buy a Chopard L.U.C GMT One Black at retail for £11,300 - at the time of writing.
H. Moser & Cie. Heritage Dual Time
Coming in at 42mm, the H.Moser & Cie Heritage Dual Time is crafted from stainless steel and finished with great aplomb!
Heritage Dual Time - Source - H.Moser
The case follows the classic circular dress watch style and is polished to a mirror like finish. The watch was originally for pilots and follows the same design code today by using Arabic numerals and the minutes track which are both white, standing out supreme against the eye-catching burgundy dial. No it’s not wine o’clock just yet but it definitely adds a splash of colour to anyone’s wrist!
The Arabic numerals are crafted out of Globolight, a type of ceramic, and literally lift out of the dial due to their 3D design. Since Globolight is already built with Super-Luminova, they don't need the same coating that the hands receive. The dial is finished with a highly desirable sunburst fumé which casts light from the centre of the dial outwards, promoting the white indices which rest along the dark periphery of the dial's face.
The hands are skeletonised which keeps with their low profile design vibe. Want to know a secret? The brand's logo is crafted to be transparent so keep your eyes peeled! The HMC 809 calibre movement is self winding and has the potential to run at a very reliable 72 hours. Combine this with the fairly steady beat of 21,600VpH and the in-house made movement is nothing to be sniffed at.
The exhibition back allows a gander into the complexities and beauty of the movement. The Moser double stripes and sandblasting effects demonstrate the level of care adopted by the brand and we doth our timekeeping hat for it! Burgundy is a rich colour, so we say wear something suave and a little bit bold to pull it off. Why not try broadening your horizons with a sharp red suit and matching loafers? If that's too intense, black always works so get out your best black suit for the ideal wedding or party statement!
You can buy a H.Moser & Cie Heritage Dual Time at retail for around £18,000 - at the time of writing.
GMT watches are one of the toughest complications to implement. As such, it's only the best watch brands which can pull them off with gusto and ramp up the exquisiteness and craftsmanship scale to epic. While our list includes some phenomenal watches, there are many more available when you buy a watch.
Take for example the Panerai Luminor Due GMT which retails for £10,500. Given a beautiful sunburst dial, the watch utilises an AM and PM indicator at 9 o'clock as well as a 24 hour track that circles the dial periphery. There are other stunning watches too such as the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time 5164A which retails at £34,290. It is one of the most lauded sports collections of all time and has a delightful chocolate brown dial, alongside a skeletonised seconds hand so you can determine different time zones.
There's nothing more to say…GMT watches don’t have to be complicated. They can also look absolutely stunning! Simply put, Chrono Hunter is your main source when you buy a watch or sell a watch, due to the highest levels of service we can provide you. Make the smart choice and save money on your next purchase or sale. Utilise our dedicated app and a handpicked selection of luxury watch retailers to obtain the best possible price! There has never been a better time to contact us.
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