Today, there are a host of important timepieces that make going around the world easier – for pilots, as well as the busiest globe trotters and business executives. Among those timepieces are GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watches.
Silverstone Stowe GMT © Graham
Essentially, a GMT watch is a timepiece with a second time zone indication made possible usually by a 24-hour indicator, or sometimes with a 12 hour indicator equipped with an am/pm readout. A coveted item, today’s GMT watches have become much easier to use and to read, with many watch brands offering quick- or instant-set buttons to allow for ease of changing time zones. Some GMT watches also offer other features and indications, including world time readout with international city chapter ring, multi-time zones, or chronograph functions. These Omega Replica watches
are the perfect accompaniment for stock brokers, bankers, business tycoons and travelers who need to know the time around the world.
Graham this year unveils its Chronofighter Oversize GMT in a 47mm steel case with a fast-action stop/start and reset trigger for the bi-compax chronograph function. The watch offers big date at 12:00 and the blue bezel features a GMT scale/second time zone indication with a dedicated central hand for readout. The bold timepiece adds a touch of stealth with a tachymeter scale. It offers 48 hours of power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters.
Patravi TravelTec © Carl F. Bucherer
Another bold and sophisticated GMT watch is the Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTec GMT. The COSC-certified chronometer is powered by the CFB 1901 caliber. This watch offers chronograph and the ability to tell time in three different zones simultaneously. The blue dial with white subdials and red GMT indicator hand is easy to read and to use. Local time is set via the crown (the hour hand is disengaged from the rest of the gear train and can be moved either forward or backward in one hour increments as needed), and the second and third zones, read off of the outer 24-hour chapter rings, is simple thanks to the patent-pending single pushbutton at 10:00 (which moves the rotating bezel forward or backward). There is a bold red hand that indicates the alternate time zones. A small viewing window on the case side displays the single push-button mechanism.
Lange 1 Time Zone © A. Lange & Söhne
Bringing the world’s 24 key time-zone cities to the forefront, A. Lange & Sohne’s Lange 1 Time Zone watch is readable even in the dark thanks to luminous hands. This watch offers home time on the dial, as well as second time zone on a 12-hour subdial with am/pm indicator. The replica watch also features an outer ring with city names on it. An easy-to-use pushpiece moves the ring forward by 15 degrees to the east, advancing the coordinated hand one hour. The Lange 1 Time Zone houses the caliber L031.1 with three-quarter plate made in untreated German silver, a twin mainspring barrel for more than 3 days of power reserve and an outsize date display.
Traveling the world just got easier.