GMT watches can also be frequently sport watches, making perfect sense if you think about it. In case GMT watches are designed to be great travel companions, then it is sensible to also ensure that they are robust enough to take whatever comes their way on the road. Hencethe most popular and iconic GMT watches — believe Rolex GMT-Master and Tudor Black Bay GMT — can also be watches. But what if you are the type of person who only travels in relaxation and prevents any form of exertion? Is there a GMT watch that matches that kind of traveler? Well, I’m pleased to say there is now, and it is the new Blancpain Villeret GMT Date.
Brand: Blancpain Replica
Model: Villeret GMT Date
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, 10.28mm-thick
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Case Material: Red gold and stainless steel
Movement: Caliber 5A50
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Strap/Bracelet: Leather strap or fitting Mille Mailles necklace
Cost: Red gold from $21,600; stainless steel from $12,000
There is a dearth of dressy and elegant GMT watches, particularly in stainless steel. There are the odd few, such as the Nomos Tangomat GMT (then again, many Nomos watches are dressy), the Glashütte Original Senator Cosmopolite (technically a dual-timer), and Blancpain St. Valentine’s Day Special Edition Watch own Villeret Quantieme Complet GMT (perhaps the only one with this brief list that really qualifies as a elegant GMT) but, by and large, the vast majority of the very popular and famous GMT watches can also be sporting watches. Happily , we now have a fresh Blancpain to fill the void.
The new Villeret GMT Date comes two versions: red silver and stainless steel. The two are identical, save for the color of the dials and their palms. The reddish -old Villeret GMT Date comes with an opaline dial and fitting red-gold palms, while the stainless steel version has a white dial and stainless steel handson. Both come with either leather strap or a fitting beads-of-rice-style Mille Mailles necklace — that translates to”a thousand links.”