When we think of the GMT watch, we think back to the early days of international air travel. Those were somewhat daring days for civil aviation, when aircrafts were designed directly from World War II bombers with their powerful rotary engines blasting through the sky, whipping the nacelle and its contents along several intermediate stops before reaching the passenger’s ultimate destination.
Of course, the world has changed dramatically since then; air travel is now almost a commodity, with the growth of modern low-cost carriers. But the significance and purpose of our GMT watches have never changed, nor has their distinctive allure, which we’ll explore together.
The definition we commonly come across of what an automatic watch is, can simply be answered with “a watch that winds itself”, but there is so much more to the whole world within the small case of a self-winding watch.
So let’s metaphorically open the back of our watches in order to understand how it all works!
Jean Claude Biver – Image by timeandtidewatches.com Jean Claude Biver, one of the living legends of watchmaking, has joined as…
Wristwatches, especially sports models, have long used highly durable technical materials because they must operate at all times no matter what. Stainless steel has long been the preferred material of choice in the realm of watches due to its toughness and dependability. However, titanium’s rise as a strong challenger is threatening stainless steel’s position as the best material for watches. Titanium outperforms stainless steel in many ways, making it a more desirable metal for watches. However, there are still some drawbacks to titanium that must be considered before fully switching to this newer metal.
With the world becoming completely digital, we’ve learned to meet, work, study, buy, sell, and have fun through technology. Even…
How many times have we looked inside our beloved timepieces and seen the gears moving and ticking, following the motionless passage of time? And we have wondered, with ill-concealed astonishment, who designed and built these perfect little machines that give us the appearance of controlling the time that so subtly eludes us? The answer is – many, especially if we are true watch enthusiasts.
Well, in this little article, we will begin to discover and understand the difference between them.