Moritz Grossmann, Glashütte based German watchmaker, presented a new GMT timepiece in Dubai today. Housed in either a Rosegold or Whitegold 41mm case, this watch comes in three variants:
GMT rose gold, reference MG-002154, argenté dial
GMT white gold, reference MG-002225, argenté dial
GMT white gold, reference MG-002155, champagne dial
This is a first for the manufacture to present a timezone model.
A quick overview:
• Precisely readable 24-hour scale with arrow indicator for the second time zone
• Comfortable switching adjustment via a second crown at 10 o’clock
• Available in rose gold and white gold with three dial variants
• Presentation of the GMT and the new product video as part of the Moritz Grossmann Roadshow on 30 January 2019 in Dubai
The second timezone:
The second time zone with 24 Arabic numerals is designed as an outer circumferential scale. A separate hand element in compact arrow form shows the respective hour. A separate setting crown at 10 o’clock allows the arrow indicator to be quickly adjusted in hourly increments both forwards and backwards. The 12-hour display in the centre of the dial remains unaffected by this.
The 24-hour display is transmitted to the time zone ring via a complex system of gear wheels and always runs in accordance with the centre time. The 24-hour display also follows the 12-hour hand when the centre time is set using the crown.
The caliber: Calibre 100.8
The GMT is equipped with the calibre 100.8 in a high-artistic finish and the sapphire crystal back reveals the elaborate mechanics of the calibre. It features the characteristic components of the Moritz Grossmann movements, such as the 2/3 plate with the raised gold chatons, the Grossmann ratchet, the separately removable winding unit with pusher mechanism and the cantilevered balance
cock with micrometer screw, as well as the mass-optimised balance.
On the GMT, the mechanism for the second time is integrated into the movement on the dial side. The 24-hour display is transmitted via the hour wheel of the centre time to another hour wheel and an intermediate wheel to the ring of the second time zone.
The second time zone display can be adjusted via the second crown at 10 o’clock.
A ratchet wheel with ratchet spring is used to adjust the time in the pre-defined hourly gearshifts.
Dial and hands:
The case is available in either rose or white gold. A dial in brilliant argenté emphasises the clarity of the design in the rose and white gold version. The white gold model features a dial in champagne tone for a warm colour accent.
The 24-hour scale with blue Arabic numerals and matching arrow indicator harmoniously stands out from the 12-hour scale in the centre of the dial. Here, the unique lance-shaped hands provide the characteristic accent. They are handcrafted in the manufactory, finished and annealed in dark brown. For the white gold model with argenté opaline dial, the entire set of hands is polished stainless steel.
With the GMT, the independent Glashütte manufactory is enriching its collection with a long-awaited time zone watch that beautifully reflects the very essence of the much-travelled cosmopolitan, polyglot writer and aesthete Moritz Grossmann.
The clear design, the advanced mechanics and the perfection of the craftsmanship represent Schönstes deutsches Handwerk in a unique way and bear witness to the highest level of skill inherent in Grossmann’s timepieces.
“On the road” – experience the GMT exclusively in person! Moritz Grossmann will present the new models and other innovations from the manufactory as part of its international roadshow in 2019. Following the launch in Dubai on 30 January 2019, further stops in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London will be on the programme from March to June.