IceLink Zermatt GMT watch unveiled during Baselworld 2012
There is perhaps a reason, why Baselworld 2012 will indeed a memorable event for quite some time, especially for luxury watch lovers and collectors. After brands like Bell & Ross with their BR01 Horizon and the Revelation R01 double complication watch for the event, it was time Icelink to showcase their multi time zone watch, the Zermatt GMT timepiece. Available in a limited edition of just 396 pieces, this watch brings forth the traditional approach of IceLink to design, but never the less with a considerable degree of high-grade craftsmanship. The price tag attached is $44,000, for each one of these Zermatt GMT watches.
For a brand like IceLink, it can be a bit tough to fathom the level of craftsmanship they can bring in to their watches. After all, their claim to fame is creating products like the $15,000 Blackberry Bold 9700 and the limited edition watch series, and anything that may be jazzed up with some blinging done on it. However, this watch is all about modern sophisticated appeal, where the dial is a vertically rectangular shape, with 6 sub-dials displayed on it. 4 of them display time for Hong Kong, New York, Dubai, and London, with markings made of 18K rose gold, which is the same for the mini-hands as well. The 5th dial is the home time, and the 6th dial is more of a counter, which displays the seconds’ dimensions. The other specialty of the home time dial is, that it is the only one with Arabic numerals, where as the others have individual markings on them.
In terms of fabrication, the casing is high grade PVD coated Titanium, apart from the 18K rose gold on the hands, markings and the side crowns. The covering is sapphire crystal, which has also been used on the exposed rear skeleton of the watch. Inside all of this, the timepiece functions on an ILMM1 caliber movement with 43 jewels in it. It operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and can go on for 48 hours on a single recharge. Seems like the perfect accessory for a modern day office executive, or anyone with minimalist taste in fashion and style.