In today’s day and age, everyone leads an on-the-go life, and watchmakers understand this. So it comes as no surprise that there’s an entire category of watches targeted at the business traveller. These timepieces play a unique role with a slew of handy complications, like a world-time indicator, date and day indicator, dual timezone, location sensor, and schedule synchronizer, all coming together to create a watch that makes the life of a jet-setter easier. Here are five we love.
The refined and ultra-complicated new L.U.C All-in-One from Chopard encompasses 14 indications on its two faces, including a calendar, astronomical functions, as well as a tourbillon. Featuring a striking guilloche on its dial, the timepiece boasts a secondary hour indicator and secondary date indicator, which can be adjusted to a different timezone. All this in a bold monochrome dial and bezel contrasted with an alluring golden tourbillon makes for an exceptionally unique timepiece.
The Navitimer 8 B35 Automatic Unitime 43 has been crafted especially for the globe-trotter – you can tell by looking at its dial. The automatic wristwatch offers world-time indication through an ingenious independent hour hand that can be adjusted with the crown. The timepiece can feature time for 24 unique cities and timezones. At the heart of the COSC-certified chronometer is the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B35. Adding to its aesthetic, The Navitimer 8 B35 Automatic Unitime 43 has a transparent sapphire caseback. The 43 mm steel case with a rotating bezel comes with a sleek steel bracelet, or an alligator leather strap.
IWC Schaffhausen unveiled five limited-edition Portugieser wristwatches in celebration of their brand’s 150th anniversary. A first of its kind, the Portugieser features a perpetual calendar and a grand tourbillon in one of its variations. Thriving on simple elegance, the timepiece features an independent month indicator, and a day and date indicator, all placed in a quadrilateral arrangement with the tourbillon at 12 ‘oclock.
The crown governs the functionality of this timepiece. Having a dual timezone dial and a day-night semi-circular indicator, the watch thrives on simplicity and efficiency. The HUB1251 movement is driven by 358 components, and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, boasting a 72-hour power reserve. The UNICO movement has been redesigned to transform it into a caliber with an integrated GMT function.
The Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is the tough guy’s ticket to time travel. This Military Airforce inspired timepiece boasts vintage aesthetics and modern-day complications beneath a dual timezone dial. A G1733 automatic chronograph movement makes the two worlds of this timepiece go round simultaneously. The unidirectional rotating bezel, decorated with a lateral helical toothing, features 24 positions that represent each hour of the day. The timepiece also features a chronograph, a jumping date slate and the signature stop/start buttons on the opposite end of the crown.