The World-Time GMT Automatic offers ease-of-use , and some bragging rights, in a very attractive package. This watch incorporates a patented system that allows the setting of all displays via the crown, and it won the 2011 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in the “Petite Aiguille” category.
The case measures 42 mm x 12.6 mm. On the dial, the silver 12-hour hand shows the time in the wearer’s present location. The smaller, red-tipped GMT hand tracks a second time zone on a 24-hour scale that uses dark and light colors to create a simple but effective day/night indication. The outer ring indicates the corresponding world time. The patented setting system controls all dial indications from the crown, and disconnects the movement from the GMT and world time indicators whenever a time zone correction is made. This means the movement continues to keep accurate time while the watch is being reset. The mechanism is integrated into self-winding Swiss-made caliber that is visible through a sapphire caseback.
The Montblanc Star Traditional Collection World-Time GMT Automatic is priced at $5,000.