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Project GMT

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Project GMT is our endeavor to re-capture the glory days of airline travel through the first GMT watch.
Originally the brainchild of Pan American Airways the GMT watch was co-developed by the iconic airline with Rolex SA¹.At the time the airline was still helmed by the legendary Juan von Trippe. In addition to the more common air crew issue
black-dialed GMT watches there are the ironically more exclusive white dialed GMT watches that were manufactured at PanAm’s¹ request. Approximately 200 whited dialed watches were requisitioned to placate the executive staff after von Trippe noticed that the crew issue watches were being diverted to earthbound company executives and ordered all black-dialed GMT watches to be returned and re-issued to air crews.Today historical examples and more precise information about the GMT and its PanAm¹ connection are hard to come by. The web is full of doctored white re-dialed real Rolex¹ watches and fakes.Given that information surrounding this timepiece is sparse, we have even more freedom to craft our own interpretation and narrative for this project.The Project GMT watch will be based on the Kingston™ case. The Project GMT will feature a limited edition dial and case back design that will be developed in conjunction with our clients and forumers. To keep the project manageable from a delivery standpoint there will only be 60 slots available for pre-order.The total number of Project GMT watches will be limited 250 pieces.
Plankowner Pre-order Parameters and Conditions:
* Plankowner Price: $1,195 plus S&H on bracelet (MSRP $1,395 plus S&H)
* Plankowner slots: 60 (In the event of over-subscription we will open a e-mail waiting list)
* Deposit require: $600
* Deposits are refundable up until the design is finalized and parts are ordered. An e-mail notification will be sent when this happens.
* Plankowner customers will receive spare bezel and aluminum inlay
Project input:* Project specific case back (LE only)
* Project specific dial marked with name to be chosen (LE only)
* Dial finish/design/color (LE only)
* Lume type: Either BG W9 or C3 (to be determined)
* Name of watch (LE only)
* Roulette date wheel (Please note that this part may be used on another model to defray costs)
* GMT hand (Whether this part is limited to the LE is dependent upon final design of the hand)
* Aluminum insert design (LE only)
In order to increase the transparency of this project over that of the Kingston we will be posting all of the project updates, pictures, drawings, and changes that are decided by the Plank-owners here on this page. Links to official threads for the project will be listed below. This should relieve participants of the need to hunt for the latest updates on the forum and to reduce the confusion about the status of the project and its current iteration. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Project GMT Design Threads:


Dimensions:
Diameter: 39.20
Length 47.96
Case Height 14.50
Lug Width: 20.00
Case:
Material: 316L Stainless steel
Water resistance: 200 meters
Crystal Double domed sapphire crystal (anti-reflective coating on interior surface only)
Crown Double gasket screw-down crown
Strap Options: Natural rubber strap or Solid-end piece bracelet
Drilled through lugs
Movement: Swiss Made automatic 2893-2 by ETA SA
Dial:
Luminous: SuperLumiNova BG W9 or C3
Options: White and black date dials

(1) This project is not affiliated with or sanctioned by Pan American Airlines or Rolex S.A. Reference to these companies and their trademarks is used purely for historical reference and informational purposes.