With the GMT, the independent Glashütte manufactory Moritz Grossmann presents its first watch model with two time zones. A glance at the GMT provides orientation in different time zones and in an extremely stylish way. Thanks to the classic, functional design of the watch, the two time zones stand out clearly from each other. The 12 hour scale in the middle of the dial shows the first time. It is framed by the outer 24-hour scale for the second time. This allows you to see at a glance whether it is day or night in the country in the other time zone. 24-hour display with quick adjustment 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 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.