Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph GMT

Chronoswiss add a new piece to their Timemaster collection - the Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph GMT. There are two versions of the piece, stainless steel or stainless steel with a DLC coating.  DLC is diamond-like coating, rumour has it that the Russian military used the process of DLC on their helecopter blades for its extreme resistance to abrasion although how this little nugget of information became public knowledge is anyone's guess.  Anyway, it is true to say that DLC provides the ultimate in durability compared to normal stainless steel or PVD coated steel, if you've ever worn a watch with a highly polished stainless steel bezel then unless you kept it under your cuff you'll know how quickly they pick up scratches.

The DLC version looks superb with its decidedly monochrome theme, the GMT hand is a stand-out red colour matched by the date indication at 6 o'clock  and even the huge onion crown manages to have stealth-like quality.  Also available is a stainless steel version with a black dial which is the perfect backdrop for that vivacious GMT hand.

Both versions use a modified version of the ETA Valjoux 7750 Calibre and are water resistant to 100 metres.