Reverie GT

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. 

Reverie GT

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. 

Reverie GT

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 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.

As a graphic designer, I'm fascinated by the crossroads between technology and aesthetics. Horology is one of these crafts, where art and engineering come together to produce mechanical wonders that grace the eye. WatchPaper was born from the desire to create an online tool where I can share my passion for watches.