Regardless that up to now 2 years (already…) we’ve not been ready to make use of them as a lot as we might have beloved to, traveller’s watches nonetheless are among the most sensible timepieces you may think about. Someway vital in a set. They usually can take a number of varieties, from the traditional GMT-style, with central 24h hand, to the dual-time watch with a further indication (sub-dial or window) or lastly the extra complicated world-timer. Definitely, as a result of present scenario, we haven’t seen that many traveller’s watches this 12 months however nonetheless, there was greater than sufficient for us to debate and to give you this checklist of our favorite fashions launched in 2021.
Editor’s be aware: this checklist displays the preferences of MONCHROME’s editorial workforce and outcomes from an inner vote. This checklist is, in fact, non-exhaustive and stays subjective. If there are different GMT, dual-time or world-time watches launched in 2021 that made an impression on you, be at liberty to share your ideas with us within the remark part.
BCHH x Andersen Genève Celestial Voyager
If this watch is provided with a multi-time zone operate, it certainly is a little bit of a stretch concerning the adventurous spirit of a traveller. However simply have a look at it. It’s, for sure, some of the gorgeous world timers of the 12 months. The results of a collaboration between collector Benjamin Chee (proprietor of a number of manufacturers, together with Celadon and Milléchron) and watchmaker Svend Andersen (additionally a specialist of this complication), it’s a high-end tackle the traditional world timer watch with excellent execution throughout. Product of platinum, the twin-crown 37.7mm case homes a dial fabricated from aventurine and the central map is cloisonné enamel. The again reveals the calibre AS 1876, a classic motion sourced from an organization named A. Schild S.A. and fitted with Andersen’s in-house WT module. It’s completely hand-finished and fitted with a BlueGold guilloche rotor. And all can personalised, from the map to the patterns. The BCHH x Andersen Genève Celestial Voyager begins at CHF 48,800 (excl. taxes) nevertheless it’s actually justified… All the small print to be found right here.
Fast info: 37.7mm x 10.1mm – 950 platinum case – dial with aventurine and cloisonné enamel – historic AS 1876 base calibre, with Andersen Genève world time module, automated – 3Hz, 40h energy reserve, hours, minutes, world time with twin-crown – alligator leather-based strap – 7 items in whole, with customisable dials distinctive to every watch – from CHF 48,800 (excl. taxes)
Bvlgari Octo Roma Worldtimer
This 12 months, Bvlgari in some way celebrated the comeback of travels, with a few new watches with extra time zone shows. Subsequent to the cool and youthful Aluminium GMT, Bvlgari has introduced the Octo Roma Worldtimer. Nonetheless a watch that couldn’t be extra consultant of the model’s design codes, the Roma is a barely extra consensual and softer tackle the octagonal formed case, with fewer aspects and naturally, much less thinness. The model has executed an awesome job integrating the worldtimer operate, particularly within the black DLC and completely monochromatic model. Sporty, trendy, nonetheless legible, it’s an awesome companion for each enterprise and leisure. If you would like one thing a bit extra consensual, there’s additionally a steel-on-steel model, with a brushed blue dial. Inside is the in-house calibre BVL257. Extra particulars in our introducing article right here.
Fast info: 41mm x 11.35mm – chrome steel or chrome steel with DLC coating – 100m waterproof – sunray-brushed blue dial or matte black dial – BVL257 calibre, in-house, automated – 4Hz, 42h energy reserve, hours, minutes, seconds, world-time – black textured rubber strap with DLC metal pin-buckle – EUR 8,600
De Bethune DB25GMT Starry Varius
With the DB25GMT Starry Varius, De Bethune presents a really private, high-end imaginative and prescient of the traveller’s watch. It combines its dual-time indication with all signature parts of the model, from the grade 5 polished titanium case with elegant hollowed lugs to the centre evening sky dial in blued and polished titanium with gold pins. The palms, additionally heat-blued point out the time whereas a further one brings the date. Positioned decrease is the GMT indication, displayed by a sphere fabricated from rose gold and blued titanium… however there’s extra, as each the time and the day/evening operate are indicated by the rotating sphere (which rotates by itself axis). Beneath the caseback is a strong hand-wound motion (120h energy reserve) completed to the very best degree… Extra particulars in our hands-on article right here.
Fast info: 42mm x 11.8mm – polished grade 5 titanium case – silver dial with internal De Bethune evening sky in blued and polished titanium with gold pins – calibre DB2507, in-house, hand-wound – 4Hz, 5-day energy reserve, hours, minutes, GMT, day/evening indicator, leaping date – alligator leather-based strap – CHF 95,000
Grand Seiko Heritage Hello-Beat GMT SBGJ255
Launched just a few days in the past, the GMT SBGJ255 is an ideal abstract of the model’s savoir-faire and design codes. Actually, this watch is a tribute to the necessary 44GS, the watch that outlined the design language of Grand Seiko in 1967. Zaratsu-polished case, facetted lugs with crisp angles, superbly-crafted palms with massive bevels, razor-sharp edges throughout and distortion-free surfaces… All of that’s discovered right here, with a watch that packs an in-house, hi-beat automated motion with traditional GMT operate – and an actual one, which means that the crown adjusts the native time by one-hour increments. The Excessive-intensity titanium case is true to the 1967 watch and is paired with a textured silver dial with new luminous markers and palms. Restricted to 1,200 items, will probably be out there in January 2022. Extra particulars in our introducing article right here.
Fast info: 40mm x 14mm – Excessive-intensity titanium case – 100m waterproof – Silvery-white textured dial with utilized markers and facetted palms – Calibre 9S86, in-house, automated – 5Hz, 55h energy reserve, hours, minutes, seconds, GMT and date – titanium bracelet – 1,200-piece – EUR 8,500
Vacheron Constantin Abroad Twin Time Everest
With this very particular version of the Abroad, Vacheron Constantin has created the right high-end traveller’s watch… Even the story behind the watch is cool, because it was first created for photographer, adventurer and mountaineer Cory Richard when he tried to succeed in the highest of the world. Therefore the identify, the Abroad Twin Time Everest, which now makes use of titanium for the case, the six-sided bezel, the pushers and pusher guards. The dial has additionally been reworked with a sportier grained texture and a grey-blue color with orange accents. However it’s nonetheless a VC, with a HH motion inside, the calibre 5110 DT/2 displaying the traveller’s operate with a central GMT hand and an evening/day indicator. The motion is completed in NAC-treated darkish gray with a 22K pink gold oscillating weight is adorned with an engraving of Mount Everest. A fairly cool transformation of the model’s luxurious sports activities watch! Particulars in our hands-on article right here.
Fast info: 41mm x 12.8mm – titanium case with a number of finishes – 150m waterproof – grained grey-blue dial – in-house calibre 5110 DT/2, automated – 4Hz, 60h energy reserve, Hallmark of Geneva, hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT and night-day – gray Cordura cloth strap and gray rubber strap – restricted to 150 items – EUR 30,700