Zodiac Has Brought Back its Beloved, Affordable GMT Watch

Zodiac is continuing its tradition of recreating classics by bringing back the Aerospace GMT, an affordable dual-time watch.

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Price: $1,695
Availability: April 2019; numbered edition of 182 pieces each
Movement & Winding: Automatic
Case Dimensions: TBD
Power Reserve: ETA2893-2

Quick Take: Zodiac has debuted a modern take on its Aerospace GMT, which originally debuted in 1966 as an evolution to its Super Sea Wolf dive watch. The new version is a surprisingly accurate recreation of the original (at least with respect to aesthetics), and is available in the original’s black-and-grey bezel or with a baby blue-and-burnt-orange bezel. (The bezels are divided into two colors to correspond to day and night.) Each watch will be limited to 182 pieces, a nod to Zodiac’s founding in 1882.

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Who It’s For: Anyone looking to break into the GMT market but not wanting to spend Rolex-level money will likely appreciate another contender in the space, especially at this price (under $2,000). With its ETA movement, the Aerospace GMT gives you two time zones for less than the cost of a vintage bezel for the Rolex GMT Master.

Key Features: Two time zone-functionality via a third GMT hand; rotating 24-hour bezel in two colors; date wheel; steel bracelet.

Learn More: Here

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