New for 2010 is this good looking timepiece from Union Glashutte
- a Swatch Group brand. Seeing stuff like this, especially at a price level of under $2,500, makes me wonder why stuff like it isn't available in the US (actually, it is available - just not widely available). Cause as far as I know Union Glasshute has no serious distribution stateside. Go to Europe though, and you see the brand almost as often as Tissot (well, almost as often).
The Belisar GMT watch looks exactly as I would imagine a timepiece would look like if a Chopard Mille Miglia
and a Bell & Ross BR01GMT got together and had a kid. The resemblance to each of the parents would be uncanny! The watch is in steel and 41mm wide that wears big due to the relatively thin bezel. The slanted flange ring has the 24 hour scale for the bold GMT arrow hand. The watch dial itself has Bell & Ross style Arabic hour numerals with Chopard style hour markers. See that? The polished steel dial gives off a nice silvery sheen, but the black and white hands are still easy to read. Good use of a centrally aligned date window as well. The watch is also available with a few other dial colors as well, and it is matched to an alligator strap with a folding deployment clasp.
Inside is a Swiss ETA 2893-2 automatic GMT movement that is visible through a sapphire caseback window. The watch is very handsome, just short of being sexy. Probably makes for a really good father's day gift. Price is 2,250 Swiss Francs and should be available soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review