Benu GMT

Reference# MG-002225
Manufacturer's retail price: $47,400
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: 18-karat white gold
  • Size: 41mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture movement 100.8
  • Function: second time zone, stop seconds with pusher restart
  • Power Reserve: approximately 42 hours
  • Dial: argenté
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: polished stainless steel
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator
  • Factory Warranty: two years

With the GMT, the independent Glashütte manufactory Moritz Grossmann presents its first watch model with two time zones. This function is in great demand among watch connoisseurs who travel a lot. 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.

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 center 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 center time. The 24-hour display also follows the 12-hour hand when the center time is set using the crown.

The GMT is equipped with the caliber 100.8 in a high-artistic finish and the sapphire crystal back reveals the elaborate mechanics of the caliber. 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-optimized 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 center 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.

The case is available in either rose or white gold. A dial in brilliant argenté emphasizes 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 color accent.

The 24-hour scale with blue Arabic numerals and matching arrow indicator harmoniously stands out from the 12-hour scale in the center 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.