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The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 108 best men’s watches to buy

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time. At 40mm across, the watch definitely fits into the current fashion for gender-neutral timepieces, and she liked the easy combination of white and polished steel. It goes with everything. 

CuleM Watches doubles donations to conservation and humanitarian causes throughout January

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

"The CuleM Lights GMT Watch Dances In The Dark And Sings During The Day”

The Best Microbrand Watch Releases of 2021

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 112 best men’s watches to buy.

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 108 best men’s watches to buy

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time. At 40mm across, the watch definitely fits into the current fashion for gender-neutral timepieces, and she liked the easy combination of white and polished steel. It goes with everything. 

CuleM Watches doubles donations to conservation and humanitarian causes throughout January

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

"The Lights GMT reinforces our global community by depicting …. pinpoints of light signifying the major cities of the world."

Make your countdown to carbon neutral as stylish as possible

Everyone needs to play a part in protecting the environment and the watchmaker CuleM has already embraced their role….

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 108 best men’s watches to buy

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

CuleM Watches doubles donations to conservation and humanitarian causes throughout January

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

"The CuleM Lights GMT Watch Dances In The Dark And Sings During The Day"

The Best Microbrand Watch Releases of 2021

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 112 best men’s watches to buy

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

"The Lights GMT reinforces our global community by depicting …. pinpoints of light signifying the major cities of the world."

Make your countdown to carbon neutral as stylish as possible   

Everyone needs to play a part in protecting the environment and the watchmaker CuleM has already embraced their role….

One of the most head-turning pieces to date is the Portal GMT with 40mm stainless-steel case and ‘Mediterranean Sea Blue’ dial with a layered map of the world as seen from above, that reflects light and gives depth to the face.   

CuleM Portal GMT | 

The Prettiest Watch So Far in 2021?

The look is mesmerizing, and the color catches the eye from across the room. 

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time...

Most big-brand watches at this price do not feature a top-grade ETA 2893 movement or a five-year guarantee, and none that I’m aware of has a dial with this level of detail...

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

"The CuleM Lights GMT Watch Dances In The Dark And Sings During The Day"

The Best Microbrand Watch Releases of 2021

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 112 best men’s watches to buy.

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

"The Lights GMT reinforces our global community by depicting …. pinpoints of light signifying the major cities of the world."

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

Make your countdown to carbon neutral as stylish as possible

Everyone needs to play a part in protecting the environment and the watchmaker CuleM has already embraced their role….

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

CuleM Portal GMT | 

The Prettiest Watch So Far in 2021?

“SOLD ON GMT.

CuleM quite logically devotes its first collection ... exclusively to GMTs...”

Europa Star Magazine Vol. 4

The shapes of the continents on The Portal are inspired by the mountains and level differences that you find when seeing the world from the sky...

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination...”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

The GQ Watch Guide 2021: 112 best men’s watches to buy


We introduced readers to Culem in last year’s guide following the launch of the brand by entrepreneur Matthew Cule, whose love of travelling inspired him to create a range of exclusively GMT watches.

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time. At 40mm across, the watch definitely fits into the current fashion for gender-neutral timepieces, and she liked the easy combination of white and polished steel. It goes with everything. 

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

One of the most head-turning pieces to date is the Portal GMT with 40mm stainless-steel case and ‘Mediterranean Sea Blue’ dial with a layered map of the world as seen from above, that reflects light and gives depth to the face.   

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

Most big-brand watches at this price do not feature a top-grade ETA 2893 movement or a five-year guarantee, and none that I’m aware of has a dial with this level of detail...

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time... 

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

The shapes of the continents on The Portal are inspired by the mountains and level differences that you find when seeing the world from the sky...

"His inaugural collection showcases a well-considered form and function allowing travellers to keep up with local time in style."

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

"The shapes of the continents on The Portal are inspired by the mountains ..."

The look is mesmerizing, and the color catches the eye from across the room.  

CuleM Portal GMT | The Prettiest Watch So Far in 2021?

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

One of the most head-turning pieces to date is the Portal GMT ... 

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map ...”

“SOLD ON GMT.

CuleM quite logically devotes its first collection ... exclusively to GMTs...”

Europa Star Magazine Vol. 4

“Though not obvious in daylight, a scattering of luminous material shows the approximate position of cities and other densely populated areas across the world map...”

“With a 28,800 vph and a 42-hour power reserve, the Culem watches are perfectly able to perform through the rigors of travel. But the real key success lies in the design." 

aBlogtoWatch

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

The look is mesmerizing, and the color catches the eye from across the room. 

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

“With a 28,800 vph and a 42-hour power reserve, the Culem watches are perfectly able to perform through the rigors of travel. But the real key success lies in the design." 

aBlogtoWatch

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination...

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Most big-brand watches at this price do not feature a top-grade ETA 2893 movement or a five-year guarantee, and none that I’m aware of has a dial with this level of detail.

“Though not obvious in daylight, a scattering of luminous material shows the approximate position of cities and other densely populated areas across the world map...”

“With a 28,800 vph and a 42-hour power reserve, the Culem watches are perfectly able to perform through the rigors of travel. But the real key success lies in the design." 

aBlogtoWatch

"... arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector. With an ability to accurately and correctly display the time differences in 24 of the world’s timezones... the World GMT is a marvel."

"His inaugural collection showcases a well-considered form and function allowing travellers to keep up with local time in style."

Women's timepieces and embracing history: the watch industry has come a long way in ten years.

I’ve had the watch for a month now and my wife pinched it off me for much of that time...

“SOLD ON GMT.

CuleM quite logically devotes its first collection ... exclusively to GMTs ...”

Europa Star Magazine Vol. 4

“Though not obvious in daylight, a scattering of luminous material shows the approximate position of cities ...”

From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity

"... arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector..."

"His inaugural collection showcases a well-considered form and function allowing travellers to keep up with local time in style."

CuleM Watches doubles donations to conservation and humanitarian causes throughout January

"... arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector ... the World GMT is a marvel."

How can the luxury watch industry survive?

How can the luxury watch industry survive?

From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity

Women's timepieces and embracing history: the watch industry has come a long way in ten years.

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

Women's timepieces and embracing history: the watch industry has come a long way in ten years.

Five Reasons To Look Closer At CuleM GMT Watches

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

How can the luxury watch industry survive?

From food to fashion: 9 products supporting charity

“We want… to be in two places at one. The Portal GMT wristwatch from CuleM displays both the time both at home and - with the red arrow tipped hand - at your destination. Swiss-made, using Italian leather, it’s time-travel chic.”

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“The dial of the Portal edition features a remarkable world map executed in 3-D that can be had in grey, blue, black or champagne variations and with steel, black PVD or gold-plated cases. All feature good quality ETA movements.”

GQ Watch Guide 2020 & 2021 - British GQ

“The dial of each watch shows a contemporary image of the world map and is designed for people who love to travel.”

WatchPro

"... arguably the perfect GMT for the avid-travelling, precision-loving watch collector. With an ability to accurately and correctly display the time differences in 24 of the world’s timezones... the World GMT is a marvel."