7 New GMT Watches Perfect For The Traveller In You

No matter where you are in the world, you'll never miss the time back at home.
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A tourbillon on your wrist may seem cool and all, but a GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watch is perhaps the most functional one to own. Particularly popular among frequent travellers or anyone who needs to keep track of time at a different location, a GMT watch is ideal for precision and practicality. The GMT hand, a second-hour hand, typically points to a 24-hour scale or bezel, which aids in distinguishing between day and night in the second time zone. This allows the wearer to easily keep tabs on the time in their current location, as well as a second time zone of their choice. 

GMT watches with a rotating bezel offer an additional level of functionality, provided you are comfortable with some basic calculations. By positioning the GMT hand to a designated time or timezone, wearers can easily adjust the bezel in either direction. This adjustment allows them to establish the time in a third timezone if they know the time difference in that specific zone. 

If you are not up to calculating, look for a Dual Time watch that also tells more than one time zone at once. However, the difference between a GMT and a Dual Time watch is that the latter has a subdial for a second time zone—a dial within a dial. Most times it shows the hour hand, but sometimes it can include both hours and minutes, and often includes an AM-PM indication. 

GMT watches, initially designed for aviators, have now evolved into an accessory for today’s globetrotters. Set the hour and minute hands right, and you’ll know when you should and should not be calling someone when they are sleeping in the middle of the night. Not only are they nice to look at, here are seven new watches from 2023 that feature the GMT function.