Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II: Rs8.5 lakh (approximately)
In an unanticipated move, Rolex released its latest variant of the GMT-Master II, Ref 126720VTNR, as a destro version, i.e, with a left-sided crown and crown guard. Featuring a cerachrom green and black bidirectional rotatable 24-hour bezel, a date window, and cyclops lens at 9 o'clock, the 40mm watch features a black dial with a Mercedes logo hour hand and a green coloured arrow-tipped hand marking the GMT time, which can be used to mark a traveller’s ‘home’ time, while the hour hand can be set to the local time. The watch gets rounded and bar-shaped hour markers, along with a triangular hour marker for 12 o'clock. The hands and hour markers are filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting glow. The watch is powered by the automatic Calibre 3285, with a 70 hours power reserve. The watch is water resistant to 100 metres.
Longines Spirit Zulu Time: Rs2.4 lakh (approximately)
Longines’ Spirit Zulu Time (Ref L3.818.104.22.168) is the brand’s new aviation themed watch. The ‘Zulu’ in its name is the alternative description for the GMT, used frequently in military and navigational settings, and the new model is inspired by the dual timezone watch created by Longines in 1925. The new 42mm stainless steel watch gets a 24 hour sunray blue ceramic bezel, sunray blue dial with Arabic hour markers, sword-shaped silver polished hour and minutes hands, a date window at 6 o'clock, and an orange arrow hand marking the GMT time. The Longines Spirit Zulu Time comes with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, with anti-reflective coating on both sides and a 100 metre water resistance. Powering the watch is the automatic Calibre L844.4 with 72 hours power reserve. Completing the watch is a stainless steel bracelet with double safety folding clasp and push-piece opening mechanism.
Tudor Black Bay Pro GMT: Rs2.8 lakh (approximately)
Launched at this year's Watches and Wonders, Geneva, the new Tudor Black Bay Pro (Ref 79470) gets a yellow 'Snowflake' hand for the GMT time, which completes a lap of the dial every 24 hours. The 39mm stainless steel watch gets a 24-hour fixed bezel, a black domed dial, a domed sapphire crystal, and a 200-metre water resistance. Powering the watch is the automatic Calibre MT5652 with a bi-directional rotor with 70 hours power reserve, There are three iterations available: A stainless steel bracelet, a hybrid rubber and leather strap with steel folding clasp and safety catch, and a black fabric strap with yellow band and buckle.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT: Rs14.9 lakh (approximately)
One can easily consider this watch nothing less than art, the world's slimmest self-winding GMT chronograph. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT (Ref 103661) gets a monotone look in satin stainless steel dial, bezel, and the bracelet, thus standing apart from its contemporaries. For the 2022 edition, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT comes with a slightly larger 43mm case (as opposed to the older 42mm titanium). The chronograph gets a small seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute sub-dial at 6 o’clock, and the GMT function inside the sub-dial at 3 o’clock. Turning back reveals the skeleton sapphire caseback with four visible screws. Powering the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT watch is the Caliber BVL318 automatic movement with a peripheral rotor with 55 hours of power reserve. The watch is water resistant up to 100 metres.
Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection GMT Titanium: Rs2.9 lakh (approximately)
The Grand Seiko Evolution 9 Collection GMT is a high-intensity titanium, which makes it lighter than stainless steel. The 41mm watch comes with a fixed 24-hour bezel, black dial, a date window at 3 o'clock, and an arrow-shaped hand to mark the GMT time. Featuring a power reserve at 7:30, the GMT watch comes with lumibrite on the hands and indexes. The watch is powered by Caliber 9R66, Grand Seiko's first 9R Spring Drive movement with GMT function with a power reserve of 72 hours. Turning it over reveals the lion emblem. The titanium watch gets a water resistance of 100 metres and is completed on a titanium bracelet and is closed by a folding clasp with a push-button release system.
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Panerai Submersible S Brabus Blue Shadow Edition: Rs37.3 lakh
The 2022 version of the collaboration between Panerai and the luxury automobile manufacturer has resulted in the Panerai Submersible S BRABUS Blue Shadow Edition. This 200-piece limited edition 47mm watch titanium is inspired by BRABUS Shadow 900 Deep Blue luxury day-boat that made its debut at the 2022 Palma International Boat Show. The watch gets blue-grey aesthetics and a unidirectional bezel made of Carbotech, a material based on carbon fibre. The watch gets the Brabus logo at 7 o'clock, an AM/PM indicator, a date window at 3 o'clock, and a GMT function. Turning it over reveals the skeleton caseback and a 3-day power reserve indicator.
The watch is powered by Caliber P4001/S mechanical movement with dual barrels and an off-centered oscillating weight, which gives it a 72-hours power reserve. The titanium case gives this watch a 300-metre water resistance and is completed on a calf rubber bi-material black strap.