GMT World Traveler
1982 GMT WORLD TRAVELER
First created for pilots flying across time zones in a matter of hours, the GMT function kept track of both the local time and the time in the place from where they departed. No longer exclusive to the first great travelers of the world, 1982 GMT World traveler is the perfect companion as you embark on your next adventurous travels.
A note about our new ambassador, Pilou Asbæk
Actor Pilou Asbæk, who was born in Copenhagen in 1982, had his first popular break-through in 2010. Hereafter, things advanceded quickly for the Danish actor. In 2011, at the Berlin Film Festival, he was awarded the title “Shooting Star”, which is given to promising up-and-coming actors. Since then, he has starred in major roles in international successes such as Game of Thrones, Lucy and Ghost in the Shell. Achievements that would not have been possible had it not been for Pilou Asbæk’s deep dedication to the world of acting - always attentive to every detail and with a distinct intuition that enables him to deliver high quality work, time after time.
From his hometown Copenhagen to the fast lanes of Hollywood, Pilou Asbæk has seen much of a world, only few of us will ever come to know. Travelling through different time zones, exploring distant places and learning about the unknown is the privilege that follows his work. In the midst of a dynamic and diverse work-life, one constant has always remained in the life of Pilou Asbæk - his family and the love he holds for them. As Pilou himself puts it, with 1982 GMT World Traveler on his wrist, he may now keep track of time at home, where it matters the most.
About the design
A vintage spirit encapsulated in a modern frame - a duality brought alive through nostalgic warmth as captured by golden toned hands and dots along with contemporary simplicity found within the colorpalette of both editions. Both editions feature a 60 click bi-directional bezel crafted from polished anodized aluminum, one with a dark blue part for nighttime and off white for daytime. The other edition highlights nighttime hours through the warm grey half while the other cold grey half takes care of daytime.
The dial is designed with a Black Sunray dial with hour markers at 12H, 6H and 9H slightly bigger to make them stand out from the remaining markers. Visibility has further been enhanced through the use of golden toned lumina which lights up the hour markers. An arrow-shaped backend on the second and GMT hand gives the timepiece distinctive curves and lots of character - additionally, the GMT hand is decorated with a high contrast orange arrow-shaped tip to distinguish it from the components of the watch. Along with our classic 5-link bracelet, each edition is characterised by a timeless stylish ease, ready to be with you through life’s endeavours.
Keeping track of the loved ones at home
The partnership between About Vintage and our new ambassador, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk has long been under way. As a valued friend of the house, we have found commonhood in shared visions - driven by the satisfaction of delivering quality along with a deep dedication to the exceptionalism captured in the smallest of details. What better way to start this shared journey than with the launch of our first ever GMT quartz watch, 1982 GMT World Traveler.
When first introduced to 1982 GMT World Traveler, Pilou Asbæk was already excited about the design. As his profession has brought him around the world, often through several time zones, he has often been far from his family at home. Our thoughts behind implementing the GMT function originated from the very wish of keeping track of several time zones at once - remembering the time of loved ones while exploring the world yourself. After all, they are the ones who make coming home special.
Custom made in beautiful wood with engraved logo
316L High precision stainless steel, individually numbered, Screw down caseback
Black Sunray dial with vintage luminous dots and steel hands
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Ronda 515-24H GMT (Quartz)
41 mm wide, 12 mm thick
5-link bracelet with quick release (tool needed to adjust circumference)
2 years against defects
- Water resistance
10 ATM tested / 100 meters (Suitable for swimming)