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The clock: The Baltic Aquascaphe GMT
The best thing about this watch: It’s hard to pick just one great quality for Baltics’ new GMT, but let’s start with the price: $ 1,200 for the rice pearl bracelet and $ 1,105 for a rubber strap. Rarely can you find a GMT – a travel-oriented watch with a seconds hand that can capture two time zones at once – with mechanical movement, style, and that attention to detail for less than $ 1,500.
The background story: One reason it is so difficult to pick just one great thing about this watch is the history of the Baltic Sea. The Paris-based brand was launched on Kickstarter in 2017 and immediately became a cult favorite in the watch world as it modernized vintage accents. Baltic is a real micro-brand. And doesn’t it feel good to support independent brands and watchmakers?
After the Kickstarter, the diver-inspired Aquascaphe was the first watch Baltic brought out after starting out with the retro-looking bicompax chronograph and sleek HMS. Now the brand has returned to where it all began for a GMT version of the model.