Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph GMT With Second Time Zone Watch
I am pretty sure that Chronoswiss could have fancied up a better name for this cool classic/sporty watch. How many times do you want to say; "My favorite Chronoswiss watch this year is the Timemaster Chronograph GMT With Second Time Zone?" Dreary how tedious to announce the name is, especially when the watch itself is a great item. Undeniably Chronoswiss, the color tones are all black and white with a few hints of red. For me, this very sporty watch is extremely unexpected as they have been shifting more and more classic lately. But low and behold, for 2010 they have taken the Chronoswiss personality, coated it in DLC , and you have this great version of the Timemaster.
The case is in steel (and like I said black DLC coated) and 44mm wide. If you prefer, there is also a version of the watch without the DLC coating (though why would you want a cool design like this minus the super hard black coating?). In addition to the light silver/white dial, there is a black dial available. Inside the watch is a modified Swiss ETA 7750 automatic movement that has a GMT hand module. I love how the red GMT hand is matched with a red font date disc. Very hip. The reason the watch is called "GMT with Second Time zone" is because of the 24 hour bi-directional rotating bezel. Thus, you can use the bezel with the GMT hand to track yet another time zone. So actually the watch could state it has three time zones you can track.
Dial design is very polished and sticks with the Chronoswiss "vintage watches of flight" theme. You get that large "onion" crown (which looks great in DLC), and the protruding thin lugs. Chronoswiss is doing what Panerai did a little while ago. Refining a look that appeals to many men, and finally making it almost a cult watch. If Chronoswiss plays its cards right, it could have a popularity surge like Panerai did as soon as our economy bounces back enough.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.