Released earlier this year, the new GMT debuts in two variations, in stainless steel in either an off-white or black dial. The monochromatic colours make reading time easy, with white markers and hands on the black dial, while the ivory dial features black-plated indices to lend more contrast.
The last time the Aikon collection got major additions comprised a slew of new things. This included the skeleton chronograph, new sizes for the Automatic Date, the introduction of the Aikon Venturer Bronze being the first model in a new material, and most of all, plans for the expansion of the Venturer GMT.
With intentions merely for legibility, the GMT hand is distinguished by a different colour (orange for the ivory dial and red for the black) and gestures to the surrounding ceramic bezel that’s marked in 24-hour denominations.
Familiar design codes such as its hexagonal-like case, integrated lugs and undulated bezel, are present in the Venturer GMT, save for the extra hand and the newly engraved caseback. On the opposite side, one would find the world map and the 24 main time zones of major cities from around the world. Encased within the 43mm case is the ML 165 automatic-winding caliber that provides up to 24 hours of power reserve.
While the watch is usually fitted with the five-link steel bracelet, a black rubber strap can be switched in its place using the Easychange system.
The arrival of this new GMT in the Aikon Venturer line makes absolute sense, and it has us wishing to put travel at the top of our agenda, post-haste.
Explore the Aikon Venturer GMT here.