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2021-02-19

LeJOUR Hammerhead GMT

LeJOUR welcomes its newest model, the Hammerhead GMT which joins the existing Hammerhead 3-hand automatic watch. The new Hammerhead GMT is based on the Hammerhead so comes with the same vintage-style, 42mm in diameter 316L Marine Grade Stainless steel cushion case which is water-resistant to 200 meters.

However as a GMT with an independent GMT hand, the Hammerhead GMT required a bit of dial rethink which has lead to a brand-new dial finish for the small Swiss brand – canvas! 

Yes, mimicking the same tough textile that has been used in the maritime industry for literally hundreds of years.

Canvas has been used for sails, boat covers, sailor’s duffle bags, deck shoes, watch straps and of course old school deep sea diver's suits; so creating a "canvas-like" dial is very fitting. In addition to the new dial finish, LeJOUR decided to equip what is now their second diving GMT watch with a completely different handset as well as raised dial markers. The Hammerhead GMT is offered with 3 dial colors: black, blue and green. In addition to the dial colors, the collection comes with 4 bezels: black, blue, green and Batman (black and blue). Powering the Hammerhead GMT is a Swiss made SELLITA SW330 automatic movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour: 4Hz with 25 jewels. When combined the red GMT pointer and the watch’s 24hr bezel allows you to read a second a time-zone. In addition to this the bezel can also be used to measure dive-time. Like its older 3-hands brother, the new GMT also boasts highly visible layers of applied SuperLuminova on its face as well as a dynamic Hammerhead shark motif engraved on its case-back. Thoughts? This is super unexpected and very cool. The new canvas-finished dial seems very much in keeping with a retro inspired watch and what's more as far as being used on a diver, it’s most likely 100% reflection free.

What do you think – which is your favorite color? Mine’s still green but I feel the Hammerhead GMT badly needs a matching canvas strap – LeJOUR you should consider creating some lovely canvas straps that could be retro-fitted to this and other LeJOUR models. 

 https://www.lejourwatches.ch/

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