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GMT watches are a unique type of watch, and while they have never been amongst the most popular type of timepieces, even among seasoned collectors, they certainly have a very passionate group of devotees. As a result, they have become somewhat trendier in recent years and may see a resurgence in popularity. So before we delve further into the best GMT watches of 2021-2022, we have another, the more formative question to answer – what is a GMT watch?
What is a GMT Watch?
Briefly speaking, a GMT watch is a watch that allows the wearer to keep track of the time in different time zones. It allows you to do so via the implementation of a rather unique feature – a fourth hand, which is tied to GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time.
Operating a GMT watch takes some practice, but once you become familiar with a handful of time zones, it is not difficult at all. Basically, you need to know two time zones at any given time – your home time zone, or the time zone of the city you are in at the moment. You will also need to know the time zone of the city whose current time you would like to know.
Once you have those two pieces of information, it is simply a matter of rotating the bezel either forward or backward a given number of clicks, which will in turn move the GMT hand to the correct time in the secondary city.
How Were The Best GMT Watches of 2021-2022 Chosen?
A number of factors went into selecting the pieces for this list, including price, availability, quality, and several other factors. The watches here have been listed at random and do not reflect any kind of hierarchy based on the order. Furthermore, these are merely our opinions and should be taken as simply subjective observations.
Rolex GMT-II Master Watch
Even people who aren’t overly familiar with GMT-style watches have heard of this watch, and for good reason – people love this watch, primarily because of its color scheme, which has led many collectors to dub it the “Pepsi” Rolex. While it is hard to find because of its popularity and price, it is absolutely worth getting a hold of if you’re able to do so.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
The Tudor Black Bay GMT is, in many ways, the “everyman’s” GMT watch – affordable, accessible, and with the option of a similar color scheme to the Rolex GMT-II Master if you so choose. At under $5,000, it is far simpler to find and purchase and is a great choice if you are looking to purchase your first GMT watch.
IWC Automatic Pilot GMT Watch
IWC is world-renowned for making high-quality and highly durable chronographs, so it more than stands to reason that they would produce an excellent tool watch like the Automatic Pilot GMT Watch. Additionally, this watch has one of the most unique features that we have seen in quite some time – a bezel that has the names of different cities around the world on it, so that you can keep track of the time there.
Breitling Avenger II GMT Watch
Breitling is known for its ability to effortlessly combine luxury and comfort in a way that has garnered them aficionados around the world for decades now, and the Breitling Avenger II GMT Watch is a fine example of the kind of watch that helped them garner this reputation in the first place. Minimal, elegant, and efficient – in short, everything you would expect from Breitling.
Citizen Promaster GMT
The Citizen Promaster GMT was included here because it is one of the most durable watches we have come across in quite some time, which makes it ideal for those who lead a more active kind of lifestyle. If you are going on a camping trip or other type of excursion, this is the kind of GMT that you would want to bring with you, as it is certainly built to last.
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Date GMT Watch
While GMT watches are often thought of as tool watches due to their practical applications, the Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Date Watch completely upends those expectations by showcasing a timepiece that is svelte, elegant, and ideal for any formal scenario.
Ulysee Nardin GMT Dual Time Automatic Watch
The Ulysee Nardin GMT Dual Time Automatic Watch is a stunningly elegant watch that manages to successfully combine a number of interesting features into one timepiece. The watch has a 24-hour face, which while practical, is not common, and is water-resistant for up to 1,000 feet. This is notable because GMT watches are often thought of as tool watches, and yet this timepiece has the water resistance of a traditional dive watch, which is certainly something to take note of.
That was the Best GMT Watches.
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