The model in question, of course is the LM-5 GMT, which is a new version of the LM-5 that we reviewed here. Â As with that model, here we’ve got the great construction, fit and finish that we’ve come to expect from Ocean7. Â And while this shares a lot with the previous LM-5, this is definitely it’s own creature.
Most obviously, of course, is the fact that a GMT complication has been added. Â To me, this is, simply put, one of the most useful complications you can add (after a date display). Â While not everyone needs to track a second timezone, it’s very handy to know where in a 24-hour cycle a movement is, for when youÂ inevitablyÂ have it run down and need to set the date and time.
The next most obviously change has to do with the sapphire bezel. Â Here, it’s gone from a quieter black, to what is more commonly referred to as a “Pepsi” bezel (the numbering on it has changed as well). Â Aside from adding some color to the watch, it’s also a handy divider between day and night. Â The final (at least, noticeable) change has to deal with the indices. Â On the GMT, they’ve gone from being numerals to being sticks (each style serves it’s own purpose; I’ll leave it to you if this is a positive or negative).
All told, these changes will add $150 to the price of the regular LM-5, bringing the total to $849 on the carbon fibre leather strap (store page). Â There is a milainese bracelet upgrade available as well ($150), or you could get both strap and bracelet for $249 extra. Â As with the original LM-5, I have no reservations about recommending this watch. Â This has a truly nice mix of styling, function and features in a compact package – not to mention that lumed sapphire bezel. Â Whether you’re looking for a diver, a dressier piece for the office, or just a great everyday watch, this can easily cover your bases.