Last week I acquired the IWC GST alarm and since Boris LOVES mechanical alarm watches, I’d like to share a few pics. A link to a comprehensive review can be found on the bottom of this post.
Pictured is the stainless steel model. Besides the case it can be distinquished from the titanium model by the dial – the Ti doesn’t have the applied markers. Strange enough the SS was more expensive.
A bit of background on the GST-line for the die-hards:
The GST was a line of sportswatches IWC carried up to a few years ago – I’m sorry, I don’t have the exact year. It consisted of several models, all featuring the same sporty case & bracelet design;
GST Aquatimer: a dive watch with external bezel, later replaced by one with internal bezel
This watch has gained somewhat of a cult status. It’s (IMHO?) one of the last no-nonsense dive watches made by IWC.
GST Aquatimer Deep One: a dive watch with mechanical depth gauge designed by Richard Habring
This watch featured the internal diving bezel also seen on the replacements of the 3536 divers.
GST Chrono-Automatic: an automatic chronograph (duh) with reasonable case size
While it might lack a unique feature or cult-status, this is a really pleasant watch for 24/7 wear.
GST Rattrapante: an automatich chronograph with rattrapante module designed by Richard Habring
Very cool but IMHO it lacks the balance seen in the Chrono-Automatic – the case is bigger & the dials are more busy.
GST Perpetual: an automatich chronograph with perpetual calender module designed by Kurt Klaus
One of my favourite perpetuals. The Kurt Klaus module is a classic on it’s own, wether it’s in the Da Vinci, a Flieger or this GST. It sparked a little revolution when released, in a time where perpetuals were almost exclusive to big players like Patek, AP and VC. And ofcourse, a sports watch with perpetual calender is just pimpin’.
GST Alarm: an alarm watch with automatic movement based on the JlC calibre 916
As seen above. A rather nice review of this watches was posted years ago on TimeZone: CLICKCLICK