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April 20, 2016

5 New Travel Watches For Every Globetrotter

Text by Simone Louis

These mechanical timepieces from quarter one of 2016 will see you through your journeys in style

LAURENT FERRIER

An interpretation of the earth as seen by night, the Galet Traveller Globe Night Blue is, in our opinion, the brand’s pièce de résistance for its three-dimensional convex dial depicting five continents, atop a blue enamel sea. Incorporating the dual-time as well as the date adjustment mechanisms, it features a system of unidirectional automatic winding and an 80-hour power reserve.

IWC

The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph combines three technologies: the city ring from the Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer, a sprung rotating bezel and, from the latest Aquatimer generation, the bezel mechanism that transfers the rotational movement to the inside of the watch. The result is a world-time watch that shows a new time zone and the time of day with a 24-hour display and new date…with a simple twist of the bezel.

MONTBLANC

The 4810 Collection Orbis Terrarum, named after the Latin term for ‘globe’, ‘earth’ and ‘world’, is just one of the many new map-inspired creations from the brand. Featuring a stunning and user-friendly world-time complication, it displays the continents as viewed from the North Pole and the names of the 24 cities representing different time zones. When travelling, the new city corresponding to the destination simply needs to be aligned at 6 o’clock using the pusher at 8 o’clock to adjust the time.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

One for the purists, the reinvention of the iconic Overseas Collection has made this year a whole lot more interesting. The five new models, including the ultra-thin ones and the chronographs, are armed with original movements that include three new calibres. Fitted with easily interchangeable bracelets or straps, the tickers are protected from magnetic disturbances by a soft iron ring.

DE BETHUNE

The DB25 World Traveller is a sophisticated, no-fuss timepiece. A watch featuring multiple time zones may not be uncommon at all, but the manner in which a second time zone has been incorporated by means of a small moving orb or microsphere, rather than a traditional hand to indicate the GMT time, is what makes it unique.

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