Welcome to The World GMT Collection. The first luxury watch collection from independent watchmaker CuleM.
A CuleM is the ultimate watch for collectors and world travellers; the first Swiss made GMT that displays accurate time in 24 time zones.
The World GMT collection brings together 3 distinct and elegant styles.
Thanks to Sid Vasili & Justin Mastine-Frost for these images of CuleM watches around the world!
"Introducing the CuleM Watches World GMT Collection, arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector. With an ability to accurately and correctly display the time differences in 24 of the world’s timezones... the World GMT is a marvel." - Haulogerie
"His inaugural collection showcases a well-considered form and function allowing travellers to keep up with local time in style." - Monochrome
“With a 28,800 vph and a 42-hour power reserve, the Culem watches are perfectly able to perform through the rigors of travel. But the real key success lies in the design." - A Blog To Watch
"The Swiss-made watch, the first in a series of nine, will be a must-have for collectors." - Lux-Review
"One of my most treasured watches is a Swiss made automatic world timer watch that was a gift from my Dad. However, something that always frustrated me about this world timer is that some world time zones are wrong. This is especially an issue for Sydney and Auckland time zones. I have never seen the correct time in these locations on a Swiss made GMT or world timer watch!
With CuleM’s first collection I wanted to fix this problem. That is why I have created The World GMT Collection – Swiss made GMT watches that show the accurate times zone across 24 locations around the world in both GMT and BST."
- Matthew Cule - Founder
Surrounded by the continents, the 24 destinations engraved on the open caseback show the correct time zones in both GMT and BST. CuleM Watches also showcase the ETA 2893-2 Movement.
Each CuleM watch arrives with two Italian leather straps with interchangeable pins so you can match your style according to your outfit.
• Swiss-Made GMT watch with dual time functionality - displaying both your local and destination time.
• Round 40mm case with unique world map dial and complimentary hour, minute and second hands showing local time.
• 24 hour GMT hand has the tip of the Welsh dragon’s tail revealing your destination time.
• Date window at 6 o’clock.
• Case is protected by sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating.
• Push down crown inspired by the waves of the sea.
• Automatic ETA 2893-2 movement, a calibre with 21 jewels and 42 hour power reserve.
• Open case back engraved with 24 destinations around the world and correct time zones in both GMT and BST.
• 2 Italian leather straps with quick release interchangeable pins.
• Watch box - bespoke travel trunk with internal drawer for extra straps and accessories.
• Watch passport - a personalised watch book and a place to note all of the places you have been with your CuleM watch.
• 2 year guarantee.
The Portal - Blue Edition comes with two blue watch straps:
The Portal - Grey Edition comes with two grey watch straps:
The Portal - Black Edition comes with two black watch straps:
The Portal - Gold Edition comes with two brown watch straps:
The Lights - Blue Edition comes with two blue watch straps:
The Lights - Black Edition comes with two black watch straps:
The Lights - Gold Edition comes with two brown watch straps:
The Frame - Blue Edition comes with navy blue and black watch straps:
The Frame - Grey Edition comes with two grey watch straps:
The Frame - Black Edition comes with two black watch straps:
*** Interested in more than 2 CuleM watches. Please contact us. ***
Try on our watches with the Try On CuleM mobile app. Now available on the app store!
Please watch the Try On CuleM app demonstration video to see what a CuleM watch will look like on your wrist.
Ronda is a traveller, entrepreneur and Director from my last business. Ronda worked with me for 11 years and decided to buy the Portal gold edition watch. Here are her words below:
Every CuleM GMT watch is Swiss Made and epitomises the know-how and unrivalled skill of our watchmaking partner’s workshops in the heart of Biel/Bienne in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland.
Featuring the beauty and functionality of dual time, CuleM is a travel watch that you can carry with you to every corner of our amazing world.
3 unique world map dials - The Lights, The Portal and The Frame.
Visible Swiss automatic ETA 2893-2 movement through the open caseback is framed by 24 destinations and surrounded by the continents - so that travelling is always on your mind.
The automatic ETA 2893-2 Movement drives the watch, a calibre with 21 jewels and 42 hour power reserve. Founded in 1856, ETA has over a hundred and sixty years of traditional Swiss watchmaking skill, exemplifying reliability, precision and perfection.
Every CuleM watch has a quick release interchangeable pin locking system to allow you to change your watch strap whenever required.
- ETA 2893-2 automatic Swiss movement with 21 jewels
- 42 power reserve
- 28,800 Hz frequency
- 316L stainless steel/gold plated GP10/black PVD case
- 40mm case diameter
- Lug to lug 46.85mm
- 21mm lug width
- Case height 10.15mm
- 5 ATM water resistance
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Push down crown inspired by the waves of the sea
- Date at 6 o’clock
- 3 unique world map dials with three complimentary hour, minute and second hands showing the local time
- Fourth 24 hour GMT hand has the tip of the Welsh dragon’s tail and reveals the destination time. The meaning of the dragon's tail symbolises stability in motion and controlling the direction of travel
- Open case back with shaped mineral glass
- 24 destinations engraved with the correct time zones in GMT and BST
- 6 continents engraved
- Swiss Made
Everything in CuleM is layered with meaning and passion and our name is no different. The details are what make our watches so special, after all, your time is a treasure!
The letter C symbolises the eye of the Welsh dragon. He is a friendly flying dragon - watching over you, protecting you while you travel around the world.
The C also stands for the word Cule, our Founder’s surname, and represents over 110 small (cule) watch parts that are assembled with the automatic movement (M) to make a CuleM watch.
Cule (small watch parts) + M (movement) = CuleM
Travel and watches have always been my two passions. I am lucky enough to have been to 64 countries and every continent, and the most amazing place I have been to is Antarctica, it was an adventure that I will never forget.
I have always been a passionate watch collector too, and enjoy my collection, each timepiece is a treasure to me and holds a lifetime of value, meaning and memory.
I once took a round-the-world trip, and with regret, I left my world timer watch at home. The watch was a gift from my Dad and I quickly realised that the watch would have had so much more meaning if I had taken it with me, forever reminding of my amazing journey.
I was inspired to create a Swiss made travel watch that people could take to every corner of the world, becoming part of your journey and always reminding you of your most treasured experiences.
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