Here is something I know many of you have been waiting for: the new Halios Seaforth GMT. After the first series of the original Seaforth sold out and then the subsequent offerings proved to be so popular that Halios’s site was unable to survive the ordering process, the three-handers are in production and ordering for the Seaforth GMT starts today. Many of the specifics are identical to the original Seaforth (which I bought, and also reviewed here) and it is essentially the same Seaforth you know and love but rocking an ETA 2893-2 automatic with a “caller GMT” independent 24-hour display.
The case is steel and measures 40mm (41mm for versions with a rotating bezel), 48mm lug to lug, and 12mm thick at the top of the crystal. The crystal is sapphire (domed and anti-reflective), the crown screws down, and water resistance is 200m. I have been wearing my pastel blue Seaforth with a 12-hour GMT bezel for a year now and it’s a watch that I absolutely love. As I covered in my original review, I’ve found the Seaforth to be a perfectly sized, easy to wear, distinctively styled (pastel, baby), and attractively priced watch. With this new GMT version, interested parties can choose from two dial colors and four possible bezel options, allowing you the ability to tune the Seaforth for your needs from a GMT watch.
The pre-production example seen in these photos has the Abyss Blue dial and the fixed bezel option. The alternate dial color is Nimbus Grey, which is a lighter matte coloring that has black surrounds for the markers hand hands (much like on previous pastel-colored Seaforths. Either dial can be optioned with the shown fixed bezel, a black sapphire dive bezel (with a luminous scale), a steel dive bezel, or a steel 24-hour bezel (both steel bezels have lumed triangles at the home position).
Thanks to an internal 24-hour scale, all four models manage to show two time zones regardless of the bezel option. With the 24-hour bezel you add the flexibility of tracking either three time zones (home, a reference on the GMT hand, and then a third on the bezel via the offset from the reference), or the ability to leave the GMT hand on GMT/UTC …read more