Reverie GT Reviewed
Reverie is one of the microrbands that I had the pleasure to follow from its early days and review all their watches, except the GT, which I find to be a very interesting model for the Singaporean brand and I will explain why. The GT is not the latest Reverie model, it was launched about two years ago, between the Classic (2016) and the Diver introduced this year, and I see it as a transition from a classic, dressier design of their debut model the Sea-Spirit, followed by the Classic and the Diver, with its functional forms.
Samuel Tay, the founder of Reverie, was very forgiving to let have the GT prototype for a long time. Let me start this review by thanking him for his patience. And when it comes to you, the reader, I usually write my reviews after two or three weeks of wearing a watch. The Reverie GT is the first watch that I am writing about after having spent almost two years with it. Of course, I was not wearing it every day, but I did have the opportunity to take it for a spin on diverse occasions.
Being a hybrid between a dress watch and a tool watch, the GT brings the best from both worlds, it has elegant lines and proportions but it’s not too delicate to wear on a weekend while timing your BBQ. It is a mecha-quartz chronograph after all and as such, it is the ideal go-to watch when you need a quick fix. You just strap it on and you’re good to go, you don’t need to adjust the time more than twice a year, there is no date window to change and with the GT you have a watch that will match any apparel.
While the teardrop lugs give the 40 mm polished case a dressy allure, the dial – especially the panda dial – starts to rev up things. There are several layers that give more depth to this dial and staying faithful to the Reverie style, it features an intricate guilloche pattern, a rather unusual detail for a racing chronograph. The dial shows the uncoated, raw beauty of its material, only featuring a brushed finish. The indexes and the hands are polished offering a beautiful contrast on top of the mat dial. The chapter ring features a tachymeter, taking you back to the racing track. At nine o’clock we have a 60-minute subdial, while at three o’clock you will find a 24-hour subdial.
The chronograph hand is green and while it’s hard to see, at a closer look the word Tachymeter on the chapter ring is also green. These subtle touches of colour, spice things up a little without sacrificing the classic elegance of the overall design.
The back of the Reverie GT is just as refined as the front, finding a smart balance between racing and refined elegance. It has an interesting combination of polished, polished with a checkered pattern and brushed surfaces. As with every Reverie, there is a Latin motto engraved on the back, Soli Deo gloria – glory to God alone – a touch of spirituality that I personally appreciate.
The watch comes with two easily changeable quick-release leather straps, a grey perforated racing style strap with a butterfly deployant clasp and if you prefer your GT “street legal”, it also comes with a black Italian leather strap with branded buckle.
I have high regard for Reverie watches in general and the GT has just reinforced my admiration of this microbrand. I had a lot of fun with the GT, it was a great companion and I got quite a few compliments from people who noticed its classic beauty. It reminds me of a classic racing car that has a lot of horsepowers but it is also chic at the same time.
The regular price is $360 and now, thanks to the holiday season, you can get it for $299 on https://www.reveriewatches.com/. Even better, using the code WATCHPAPER20 at the checkout will get you a further discount of $20, bringing the price to $279! Don’t miss it, the promotion will end on December 31, 2020.