By offering classic designs coupled with solid German build quality and Swiss movements, Archimede is a brand that offers a pretty clear value proposition. The firm’s latest—dubbed the Pilot 42GMT—is a play on the classic flieger template, and as the name suggests it features a GMT/dual-time zone complication.
Measuring 42mm in diameter, 9.5mm thick, and 51mm lug-to-lug, the Ickler-made case features a brushed finish and a large diamond-shaped crown at three. Sandwiching the mid-case is a sapphire crystal with antireflective coating at the top and a screw-down case back with a mineral viewing glass at the back. A solid case back is also an option should you want it. The case is rated to 5 atm.
The dial then is matte black with a white printed minute/second track and numerals. For the primary handset, you have a classic pair of flieger-style swords with black trim. The GMT function is tracked via a separate 24-hour index closer to the center of the dial, with a red sword hand as the indicator. A date window with a matching wheel is positioned at six within this index. It’s relatively discreet and well-integrated into the design.