Following the MARTIN M-130 Limited Edition release in 2018, the NORTH.er became the second automatic GMT timepiece available in the Chesapeake Collection. Featuring the same vintage style of American aircraft instruments as its sister chronograph.
During daylight hours, the watch can be used as a compass. When the 24-hour hand is set to the same timezone as local 12-hour time, and the 12-hour hand is directed to the sun, the 24-hour hand points North.
Designed as a sports-watch to be worn by active, sports-oriented, successful people with style. Aiming to attract attention when visible on the wrist. Built as an everyday item that expresses its owner’s dynamic lifestyle and sophisticated taste.
The GMT is clean and readable in both the day and night. Indicating hour, minute, and sweep-second from the center. The 24-hour hand can be individually adjusted to a different time-zone than the 24-hour hand. The Arabic numerals have a good readable contrast to the matte black background. The hour markers are dots with a luminous layer. At 12 o’clock is a luminous filled triangle to mark the 12 o’clock position at night time. The minute and hour hands are designed after the hands found within the Martin M-130 aircraft from 1935.
The 41mm stainless steel case features smooth and clean edges while retaining a raw handcrafted feel. The lugs are bent down so that smaller wrists are able to wear the watch comfortably and that the end parts of the leather strap are still visible when looking straight down at the watch. The width between the lugs is 20mm in order to allow installation of standard leather bands or NATO straps. The bezel has a similar groove pattern as the Skipjack GMT, slightly bigger in diameter than the case midsection. The sapphire crystal is domed with double-sided anti-reflex coating. The exhibition back has a flat sapphire crystal to show the mechanics of the movement. The steel border bears important customer information such as the Reference number NP250, unique serial number 1-250, 50m ATM, and manufacturers name & location. Engraved with Towson’s inhouse laser machine.