UTS GMT 1000M Watch

UTS GMT 1000M Watch

UTS GMT 1000M Watch Watch Releases

There are a lot of boutique dive watches available right now, many sporting the same cases, dials and movements. Smaller companies can't afford the cost of a custom design, so after a while many look the same. UTS, on the other hand, makes its own cases from steel ingots; you'll not see their designs used elsewhere. An interesting mix of angular lugs and round body, the UTS cases wrap nicely around the wrist and have a massive 5mm bracelet as a matching option.

UTS has recently announced a new addition to the 1000m line, the 1000m GMT using the ETA 2893 movement. Otherwise the same as the diver Ariel reviewed, (Ed. - readers, please note that contributor Paul Hubbard wrote this article) the 24h hand and small UTC track really add to the appeal of this watch. Available in a variety of dial and hand colors, the high-contrast white on black really does it for me.

Add in the two year warranty, two-layer SuperLuminova lume, anti-reflective sapphire crystal and you've got a winner. At $2,250 on strap and $2,549 on bracelet, this is an excellent value for a custom design.

UTS GMT 1000M Watch Watch Releases

Size is a reasonable 42mm by 15.4mm, 200g on the bracelet. The movement is the tracteur ETA 2893, the standard for GMT movements. It's not ideal - I prefer the modified versions as found in Omegas that allow the main hour hand to be moved in 1-hour increments - but still useful for tracking two or three timezones.

UTS GMT 1000M Watch Watch Releases

Case finishing is excellent, and the lume looks quite good:

UTS GMT 1000M Watch Watch Releases

I've seen quite a few pleased UTS owners, including a few who normally buy the prestige Swiss brands. From this, I'd have no hesitation in recommending the brand.

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  • Dennis

    I love UTS watches, though they can be a bit tank-like. That’s some serious steel on your wrist. Beautiful construction and design and it can take a beating. Great bezels.

  • Kris C

    Man, I love this piece! one of the more solid looking watches out there, thats for sure. What a great job done with the lume – you could tell the time from down the street! Where’s the exhibition back though?

  • David B

    A fabulous watch and an even more tremendous value when one compares it to similar offerings from Rolex, Sinn, Omega (I’ve owned several), Glashutte Original (I’ve owned several), IWC and Kobold. Folks, this is “the” sleeper among great dive watches….

    • Thanks for the thoughts David.

  • Jean-Pierre

    Yes definetely this watch is the most attractive diver of all. Not showing much at first glance but eternally elegant. Very rarely some are out of time, above fashion, impossible to date to blame and to forget, this one is too close to perfection.
    I wish I had one, on my wrist… forever.

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