German manufacturer Mühle-Glashütte writes that their new Terrasport IV GMT will let you “Fly through Time whilst Staying on Time.” I just think they should write something with a lot of umlauts and be done with it.
This new GMT watch runs a Sellita SW 330-1 movement with a few tweaks by M-G including a “woodpecker neck” regulator. This places the movement into the more rarified air of modified watches and gives it a little kick in price.
It has a 42mm brushed steel case and is water resistant to 10ATM. It comes on a leather strap or steel bracelet, the latter adding about $200 to the price.
A red marker by the 12 o’clock position and the red number 24 in the scale for the second time zone form an additional contrasting highlight against the black background and harmonise with the GMT hand. Given that Mühle-Glashütte’s number one priority is to clearly display all times all the time, the hand showing the second time zone also has a red tip and is therefore easily distinguishable from the hour, minute and second hands. The fact that the hour markers are coated in Super LumiNova means that the watch is also easy to read in the darkness of night.
It costs a mere $2,200 which is pretty nice for a complicated, nicely assembled piece that looks quite cool. It hearkens back to the IWC Bit Pilot and other famous Pilot watches – I’m still a big fan of this sassy boy – and at that price for a GMT you can’t really go wrong whilst flying through time.