The vast majority of people are comfortable with watches which simply display hours and minutes, but for globetrotters, frequent travellers and those doing business around the world, dual-time replica watches (or so-called GMT in certain cases) watch are highly practical and purposeful for their daily travelling needs. We have picked 6 GMT watches of 2017, with choices to suit every pocket and taste.
Frederique Constant – Classics Automatic GMT
Frederique Constant has updated one of its most classic models. Designed with the classic gentleman in mind, the Classics Automatic GMT is an elegant, understated dual time watch presented in a 42 mm steel case. The silver dial features printed Roman numerals and guilloche decoration in its centre, and it’s set off with Breguet-style hands. All functions can be adjusted through the crown and the automatic movement can be seen through the exhibition case back. As always with Frederique Constant, the price of this handsome timepiece is very reasonable, at CHF 1,395.
Quick facts: 42 mm steel case – 50m water resistance – automatic movement (Sellita base) with hours, minutes, seconds, GMT indication and date. Leather strap with pin buckle – CHF 1,395.
Oris Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer
Oris is known for its practical, innovative watches with a utilitarian design, offered at a competitive price. Their take on the travel watch is no exception. The Big Crown Propilot Worldtimer features dual time indication with a day-night display for the second time zone. The 2017 edition comes with a cool functional update, whereby the hour hand can be adjusted independently forwards/backwards by one-hour increments turning the knurled bezel (instead of having two pushers). That makes it a perfect watch for globe-adventurers.
Quick facts: 44.7 mm steel case – 100m water resistance – automatic Oris movement (base ETA 2836-2) with hours, minutes, seconds, dual time and date. Steel bracelet or leather strap – CHF 3,600 on steel bracelet or crocodile leather strap – CHF 3,400 on calfskin or textile leather strap.
Rolex Sky-Dweller in Steel
This was one of the good surprises of Baselworld 2017, the Rolex replica watches with one of the most complex movements ever produced by the brand is now available in steel. The Sky-Dweller combines the local time-zone display with the conventional hands, the home-time indication on a 24h rotating disc by a red pointer, and an annual calendar (the months are indicated thanks to twelve small windows next to the hour markers – August is shown in the picture below at 8 o’clock). To set the watch, you use both the bezel and the crown. The bezel allows you to select which of the three functions you want to set. Then everything is adjusted using the winding crown. Simple, user-friendly and reliable – not that you would expect anything else from Rolex. And now, with the steel case and bracelet, this exclusive watch becomes almost affordable… almost!
Quick facts: 42 mm steel case with white gold bezel – 100m water resistance – automatic in-house movement with hours, minutes, seconds, dual time and annual calendar. Steel bracelet with Oysterclasp – EUR 13,150.