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The T2 wants you come with it if you want to live (in two timezones)


Now here’s a watch with some smarts. The T2 by Boston’s LTHR supply is a mechanical GMT disk watch with a lot of style and few odd features that make it more endearing than fashion-y. The watch shows a second timezone in a central disk that rotates the face every 24 hours. Separate hands tell the current time.

The important thing about the T2 is that it runs a ETA 2893-2, a mechanical movement with a GMT hand. It’s nothing particularly special but it’s massively important if the T2 is to be considered a piece of horological art and not a fashion item.

Quoth the creators:

?The LTHR Supply brand was born out of a love for innovative design and understated style. Since day one we’ve strived to do things that are a little unexpected— leveraging a unique design approach as our calling card in place of excessive branding. After independently launching our first head-turning timepiece called the T1, we’re now looking to the Kickstarter community to help us expand the LTHR Supply collection into new territory with the T2: a premium dual time zone watch for under $500. The T2 and its curated strap collection is the culmination of our design explorations over the past two years. It represents what we hope to be just the beginning of our aspirations to push the boundaries of understated, affordable luxury.

As Victor noted in our Slack room, the watch scratches a certain Bauhaus itch that is missing in modern horology and well worth reviving. Companies like Junghans have been capturing it in the high end but at $279 the T2 ticks off that box at an entry-level price. It’s a fun piece and quite and interesting departure from the regular Kickstarter quartz three-handers.

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