There's almost more horological history packed into this watch's story than in Dava Sobel's "Longitude".
The all-new Kobold Langley GMT pays tribute to Samuel Pierpont Langley, the great inventor, astronomer, aviation pioneer and timekeeper (scroll to the bottom of this page for a full article on S.P. Langley). The Kobold Langley GMT is the first Kobold watch for civilians with a quartz movement. It is highly precise and accurate and features a GMT function in observance of Langley’s contribution to the modern standard time system. The Kobold Langley GMT features a U.S.-made case designed, engineered and manufactured completely in-house by Kobold. The dial proudly displays the birthplace of both the standard time signal and the Kobold brand itself: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kobold's unique TripSafe mechanism adds further protection against strong shocks (U.S. patent pending). The Langley GMT exists thanks to the input of Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto who had the original idea to commemorate S.P. Langley with a special timepiece. The Kobold Langley GMT is produced in a limited edition of 1867 watches in stainless steel and 24 watches in solid 18k rose gold. Available with a number of options. Basic version with stationary bezel pictured below. Arrives on Kobold's canvas Expedition strap. 3-year-warranty. Swiss-made precision quartz movement. Assembled in USA from domestic and imported components. Optional (at additional surcharge): uni-directional rotating bezel engraved with minute scale; bi-directional rotating bezel engraved with minute scale; DLC coating (Tactical or Safari), Diver's Edition rated to 500 meters.
316L stainless steel, U.S.-made case, produced entirely in-house; domed and extra-thick sapphire crystal; water-resistant to 300 m. / 990 ft. (diver's version water-resistant to 500 m. // 1,650 ft.) Screw-locked lug bars fitting a 22mm band. Screw-locked and signed crown. Threaded caseback. 43.5mm diameter, 13mm height (Standard Edition) // 15.7mm height (Diver's Edition), 22mm lug width, 52.5mm lug end to lug end.