For watch aficionados, GMT may as well mean “grand, magnificent, and timeless” for it offers the convenience of indicating two time zones on one dial. While today we can see all 36 time zones from every mobile phone, that doesn’t diminish the joy of a dual time zone timepiece. Here Sabine Zwettler highlights three no-nonsense GMT watches that each represent the sophistication of second time zone indications in their very own way. Enjoy their classic travel-time designs pared down to the essential!
About Sabine Zwettler
German by birth but a resident of the United States for the past ten years, Sabine is particularly fond of the art of independent watchmaking and the diversity of the manufacturers of her home country, Germany.
Entries by Sabine Zwettler
The TAG Heuer Monaco’s square case, the deep-blue dial with square chronograph counters and elongated hour indexes, and the crown on the left side (to show that it didn’t require winding) stood out at its introduction in 1969. While some strongly disliked the unusual appearance others were entirely taken by it, and the Monaco quickly gained momentum. Now TAG Heuer commemorates 50 years of the bold Monaco with a handful of celebratory limited editions..
In the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, expert institutions were founded to test and certify the quality of the wristwatch’s precision. The most important and famous one today is Switzerland’s C.O.S.C., but as Sabine Zwettler reports, there are others including Omega’s Master Chronometer certificate.
It sometimes escapes notice, but between A. Lange & Söhne’s Lange 1 and Tourbillon Pour le Mérite resides the Saxonia, whose name refers to the federal state in which Glashütte is located: Saxony. Here, Sabine Zwettler provides a rundown of the history of one of the German brand’s understated second-row stars.
Though recent years have proven particularly colorful in the world of watches with a plethora of new green and blue dials, black is also beautiful – and black is definitely back. Here Sabine Zwettler highlights three charismatic examples putting black in the spotlight. The dark side has never looked so bright!
Ladies, watch out! In 2019 many brands are catering to their female customers in a more mindful way, bringing out intriguing examples that both set fashionable accents and make bold statements in terms of sophisticated technology. Here’s a selection of three stunning new daily wearers from Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Carl F. Bucherer.
Each year usually has its own distinctive color trend. While an armada of new watches with green dials sailed into view last year, following in the wake of an even more powerful fleet of blue dials in previous years, 2019 seems to be all about a wide variety of colors with many refined pieces in eye-catching hues. Color has never looked so spectacular, so let’s dive right into five of 2019’s brightest newcomers.
As part of its 2019 releases, Glashütte Original announced a new diver’s watch line. Yes, you read that correctly: a diver’s watch. Sabine Zwettler dives deep into the Saxon brand’s new SeaQ collection.
As part of the new lineup for 2019, Nomos Glashütte introduced the Tangente Sport neomatik 42 date at Baselworld 2019. With an impressive water resistance of 300 meters (1,000 feet), a screw-down crown, and the brand’s first metal bracelet, this new Tangente proves to be a “good sport” in a variety of ways.
Seiko has plunged once again into its rich history, this time resurfacing with a cool limited edition timekeeper drawing inspiration from the aptly named “1970s diver’s watch.”