I knew you'd like it
We should create a chart with me at one end, you at the other and everyone else in between. I reckon Jim would be about half way between the middle and you...
Prediction: Buyers will stay away in droves. Too expensive and ugly-looking, with no appeal to the only people who recognize the Autavia name? Boy, TAG's really setting themselves up for success with this one...
My guess? To make it more like a day/night indicator - but also probably to help it stand out a bit as @Mr_Orange guesses.
Looking forward to seeing this chart. Make sure to state "perfection" whereever my name is
Doesn’t make it so logical to read? On my gmt MB I know the gmt hand is following the same track and can read it easily, saying that I can usually remember if I’m 1 or 3 (whatever)hours from home and do the sums in my head, but it’s still nice having a toy.
No, it doesn't lol. But there are plenty of watches making concessions to aesthetics at the dispense of functionality, so I wouldn't knock TAG too hard on this one. Besides, it's a "caller" GMT so you probably wouldn't really be adjusting the hand much anyways.
Confirming that it is the Sellita SW330-1. I've corrected the article.
Because if it was at the top then the white/blue (day/night) pattern would have been reversed either, which would look odd?
Remember that the day/night pattern is new to this model. The previous models just had a consistent colour around the internal bezel.
It is likely that the introduction of the colour scheme dictated that the numbering be changed too.
Thank you for the update
After reading Robs blog post, it makes more sense - it's like the position of the sun. Not sure my brain would find that as easy to read as a traditional gmt, but it's an interesting touch.
I think if you owned the watch you'd get used to it... humans are very adaptable.
Yeah, I think TAG figures that because it's not a 'true' GMT (the GMT hand is independently set but still slaved to the hour hand) nobody will actually be using it for dual-time tracking.
Not this one, can’t teach an old dog new tricks, now where’s my abacus, I have accounts to do.
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