GMT watches: Two time zones at a glance
Whether home or local time: GMT watches are helpful companions for frequent flyers and cosmopolitans, with which you can easily keep track of two time zones. The abbreviation "GMT" stands for "Greenwich Mean Time", the time standard introduced in 1884. However, since 1972, this world time has been officially called "UTC" (Coordinated Universal Time).
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The top 5 GMT watches at CHRONEXT
The Rolex GMT-Master is one of the most famous GMT watches worldwide – and rightly so. Designed for pilots in 1955, the watch has since accompanied numerous people and watch enthusiasts. The extra hour hand circles the dial within 24 hours. Since the launch of the GMT Master II in 1983, it can be adjusted separately via the crown.
While the bezel of the vintage models of the GMT-Master is made of Bakelite, newer versions are available today only in the scratch-resistant Cerachrom ceramic patented by Rolex.
Rolex Explorer II
The Rolex Explorer II is aimed at adventurers and explorers and is one of the professional Rolex chronometers. In addition to the robust steel case and the distinctive design with orange hands, this sporty watch is impressive thanks to its precise GMT movement. If you are looking for a character-strong GMT watch with a unique design language, the Explorer II is definitely worth a look.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
Tudor's mechanical creations have always been convincing with their fair price-performance ratio, and the GMT version of the coveted Black Bay range does not disappoint in this respect either. The Tudor Black Bay GMT with a red-blue Pepsi bezel is unique on the market and combines the attributes of a diver's watch with the advantages of a GMT watch.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M Co-Axial GMT Chronograph
The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M Co-Axial GMT Chronograph is particularly popular with men thanks to its sporty look. The large case diameter of 43 millimetres makes this model a striking, yet stylish statement watch. At CHRONEXT, you get the stainless steel version of the GMT watch from 6,000 pounds upwards.
Panerai Luminor GMT
The Panerai Luminor GMT with the distinctive crown protector is also one of the most sought-after GMT watches at CHRONEXT. You can get the stainless steel/leather version in our online shop. In addition to the coveted stainless steel version, you can also buy the watch in ceramic with a rubber or leather strap.
Day & Night: The special bezel of a GMT watch
The 24-hour scale of a GMT bezel guarantees you an optimal overview. Whether 7 a.m. or 7 p.m., the bezel of a GMT watch is usually designed in two different colours. These represent the time of day as well as the time of night, to avoid confusion and to make reading easier. One of the most famous and sought-after models of this two-tone bezel is the Rolex GMT Master with a red-blue bezel - also known worldwide as the Rolex Pepsi.
Alternative watch types
The so-called dual time and world time clocks are closely related to the GMT models. While dual time watches such as the IWC Ingenieur Dual Time with central 24-hour hand are hardly distinguishable from classic GMT watches, there are minor differences between the world and GMT models: World timepieces display an incredible 24 time zones at the same time; their dials often feature different city names. A good example of this type of watch is the Patek Philippe World Time, but also the Navitimer World from Breitling.
Buy & sell GMT watches at CHRONEXT
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