Pagani Design Men Watches Black Bay Homage 42mm Japanese Automatic Movement, Sapphire Crystal, 316L Stainless Steel, 100M Waterproof
(as of Jan 28,2022 16:59:41 UTC – Details)
Their simple but powerful functionality
Sport watches come in many shapes and sizes. While I may love a good dive watch, or the old-school charm of a racing chronograph, for me, nothing matches the appeal of a solid GMT. A good example is built like a dive watch and wouldn’t look out of place anywhere in the world. I think there is something special about GMTs, about their ethos, their simple but powerful functionality, and their ability to ground you in your roots while adapting to wherever it is you want to go in life.
With a strong value proposition backed by excellent design and a new movement offering true GMT functionality, the GMT Homage has the makings of a quintessential sport watch for the avid traveler.
As much as the aesthetics are a focusing point for the discussion surrounding this watch, I believe that the functionality is also a huge aspect to consider, not only in terms of the Black Bay GMT’s prximity to a GMT-Master II but also in its relationship to the current GMT watch market more generally.
This style of GMT display has lasted the test of time and offers enough flexibility to suit a wide range of uses, especially when traveling.
The case shape has that chunky quality to it but makes use of polished flanks and a polished lug facet to keep things from feeling too visually heavy. The combination of a large screw down crown and a wide-set bezel edge makes for excellent control over the two main touch points. Indeed, with the big crown, I could actually update the local time display without taking the Pagani Design GMT off my wrist.
Black Bay Homage
With its nicely muted colors, boyish go-anywhere charm, and the ability to suit a wide range of straps
As much as I like the philosophy of a travel watch like the Pagani Design Black Bay GMT, I might like the general casual-but-flexible style of the watch even more. Not unlike the GMT-Master II, there is a certain laissez-faire attitude to the Pagani Design Black Bay GMT. While definitely not dressy, if you’re hopping over to London for a meeting and then on to Geneva that evening, the Black Bay GMT won’t be out of place or seem inappropriate on your wrist. With its nicely muted colors, boyish go-anywhere charm, and the ability to suit a wide range of straps, the Black Bay GMT is more sport coat than tailored suit, and that fits me just fine.
They’re along for the ride and each scar is a totem to a life spent expanding your perspective.
I love to travel and I have a job that affords me frequent trips to many far off places. I love the thoughtfulness of the packing, the planning, the details, and the ever evolving collection of items and behaviours that help to make the process less of a burden. I also love watches, so it’s of little surprise that over time I have attached myself to GMT watches as the ideal travel companion. I get so pumped when I see a beat-to-hell GMT on someone’s wrist in a lounge or as I walk down the tight confines to my seat in a plane. Watches like these don’t have to be babied, they’re along for the ride and each scar is a totem to a life spent expanding your perspective.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not,”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not,” and while he was speaking of travel at large, I think the same can be applied to a good travel watch as we carry it with us. Your shoes, your luggage, your clothes, your phone, all those bits that you you take with you will eventually wear out. But a watch like the Black Bay GMT Homage could easily keep pace with a lifetime of travel and wondrous adventure. Am I perhaps being a bit too romantic about a watch that can simply show other timezones? Yes, entirely. But within that admission, what a GMT simplifies is something that I find deeply rewarding, endlessly fun, and undeniably romantic. It’s travel, and from adventure, to misadventure, and the general calamity of exploring all that the world offers, a solid GMT is without question the tool for the job.
Product Dimensions : 9.45 x 1.57 x 0.47 inches; 9.14 Ounces
Item model number : 1706
Department : Mens
Date First Available : March 6, 2021
Manufacturer : Pagani Design
ASIN : B09CMGQGST
Stainless steel case 40mm diameter x 14mm thick; Black dial; Luminous hands and hour markers
Black Bay Homage; Automatic GMT movement; Watch weight: 173 grams
Stainless steel band, 205mm L x 20mm W; Band is adjustable by adding/removing links; Fold over safety clasp
Sapphire crystal; Screw-down crown; Unidirectional stainless steel bezel; 200 meter water resistant:
The high-quality appearance makes it the best gift for parties, holidays and birthdays, allowing you to win the favor of more people.