Shinola Unveils New Flight-Ready GMT Watch–Just In Time For Summer Travel

The Detroit watchmaker debuts a rugged, adventure-ready GMT to aid in stylish global travel.


The spirit of travel is flying back in full force this summer, or so it would seem, and Detroit-based lifestyle brand and watchmaker extraordinaire has the perfect timepiece to help stylish globetrotters get from point A to point B.

The new Shinola Monster GMT Automatic has both the style points and the specs to satisfy even the most travel-hungry enthusiasts and watch collectors alike.

It comes on the heels of another road-ready timepiece, the Shinola Traveler Watch, a set of four timepieces inspired by Lake Michigan and suitable for all kinds of cross-country road trips.

The Shinola Monster GMT has its sights set on locales more afield, using a fourth-hand GMT design that allows the wearer to track the time in multiple zones at once.


That fourth hand rotates once every 24 hours, and is easily checked against the bold white-meets-blue bezel — GMT watches proved (and still serve as) an essential aid to pilots crossing multiple time zones, and the same holds true for those looking to head abroad once more this summer.

The rest of the design is both as rugged and refined as one might expect from Shinola, boasting a just-right 40mm case diameter and sturdy stainless steel construction.


The bracelet itself is also equipped with quick-release functionality, making it even easier to take the Shinola Monster GMT Automatic into the water with the sustainable, repurposed NATO strap fashioned from #tide® ocean bound plastic.


The result is a visually striking timepiece — really, two timepieces at one agreeable price — with all the fast-moving, simple yet effective GMT technology you could ever need as you plan your next excursion abroad.

Within the watch, the “Caller GMT” style movement ensures down-to-the-second timekeeping across multiple time zones, thanks to the independently set GMT second hand.

The watch is also rated to 10 ATM, further bolstering its utility and sense of rugged appeal and style. In short: Wear this watch on the plane, then to dinner, then to the coast the next day without missing a beat (or a second, rather).


The proper mix of both precision and toughness is best exhibited through the open caseback, and the fact that the dial also features small details like a “diver down” marking at 12-o’clock is another very subtle yet stylish Shinola touch.

The innovative GMT offering from Shinola — which, again, is nearly two watches in one — is priced to help you get abroad with money to burn. Make this travel-ready watch yours for $1,995 (complete with a treasure chest-inspired gift box), and then get ready to take to the skies (and the ocean, and far afield) this summer.