Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
There seems to be a strange nomenclature shift in 2011 to brands preferring to call GMT watches "Dual Time" watches. Why? Really not sure, they are functionally the same. New this year will be a new Zenith Captain collection watch called the Dual Time. It has a new in-house made "Elite" collection calibre movement called the 682, and it is an automatic. The movement is under 4mm thick and has the time (with subsidiary seconds dial), date, and GMT hand. The GMT hand is given a quick adjust pusher at 10 o'clock.
Of course the watch has a retro look to it. The case is in steel and 40mm wide with either a black or silvered dial with machine guilloche engraved decor on them, along with applied hour markers to match the properly sized dauphine hands. The Captain Dual Time is a very functional watch that is also handsome. It is however oddly positioned as it is not quite sexy enough to be a formal watch, but not aggressive looking enough to be a sport watch - nevertheless, I am sure enough people will like it.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.