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Best Luxury Watches For Travelers

The travel watches do not belong to the top travel accessories, but sometimes they become most important. The best luxury travel watches need to qualify three fundamental aspects that are quality, functionality, and style. The question may arise why you should invest in travel watches when you carry an advanced smartphone every time. The answer is undoubtedly short battery life of smartphones. Travel watches remain charged for years whereas smartphones run out of charge in a few hours.

There also arise some technical issues due to the complexity of software of current times. Checking the time in a wristwatch is far more convenient than fishing the phone for the time. Lastly, it is safe to use watch than using highly expensive digital phones on the road.  The luxury travel watches come with features like GMT, World Time Zones, Chronometer, Tachymeter, GPS & Activity Tracking, Water Resistance and of course, style.

Rolex GMT-Master II

Rolex GMT-Master II is the ultimate travel watch which is fashionable, versatile and can be called the father of all the travel watches. It was the first watch to show GMT and local time simultaneously. It is a watch with high legibility, appealing depth, genius simplicity and the quality is rock solid. It is COSC-certified for automatic Rolex 3186 movement with 100m of water resistance. Its 40mm blue and red ‘Pepsi’ dial is classic and also has black and red ‘Coke’ version or a black and blue “Batman” version. There is also a classic Rolex oyster bracelet and Cyclops date magnifier.

Patek Philippe World Time

Patek Philippe World Time is a legendary and efficient watch for globetrotters. It is a high-end timepiece where you can get the time of different time zones with just press of a button. It posses impeccable finishing both inside and out and also goes with business attire and even shorts. It is not only a real luxury watch but also a convenient travel watch with dual timezone complications.

Omega Speedmaster

Omega Speedmaster is one of the most exceptional watches to wear while traveling with its unique ability to measure distance and speed. You will find Omega in every James Bond film. It is even suitable for Moon mission of Nasa, and it is so tough that you can throw just anything at it.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time

Vacheron Constantin is mostly known for exquisite Haute Horlogerie. It’s an essential but elegant companion of travelers with a very low key. It is an overall luxury brand with automatic Vacheron Constantin 2460 WT/1 movement, 150-meter depth water resistance rating, antimagnetic build, and other various useful functions. It has an overseas appeal with its world time, and the watch itself is an ‘invitation to travel’ as declared by Vacheron considering its class, durability, wearability and the high watchmaking.

Nomos Zürich World Time

It is better to say that Nomos Zürich World Time is more of an advanced GMT as it has a world city ring. You can go round the time zones by just pressing a single button and simultaneously check home time by 24 hour disc at 3 o’clock. It has automatic Nomos DUW 5201 movement with 30m water resistance. Zürich maintains the tradition of Nomos by making incredibly beautiful and modern award-winning designs.

IWC Pilot Worldtimer

IWC Pilot Worldtimer is an iconic watch amongst the pilot watches and is just excellent to be your companion while traveling. In this case, you have to put some input to align rotating 24-hour ring with the timezones at the outset.

Farer Lander

Farer Lander’s beautiful blue dial mid-century inspired look is merely fabulous. It has subtle 39.5mm x 10mm case with the bronze crown with 100m of water resistance and automatic ETA 2893-2 movement.

Monta Skyquest

Monta Skyquest is a steel GMT that comes with 300m of water resistance and automatic Sellita SW330 movement with an excellent power reserve of 42 hours. Everest Horology Products, the sister company of Monta Skyquest design its steel bracelet and rubber strap beautifully. The diameter of the case is 40.7mm.

The other watches that are mention worthy are:

  • Rolex Explorer II
  • Rolex Skydweller
  • Rolex day-date 40
  • Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
  • Girard-Perregaux WW.TC chronograph
  • Zenith El Primero Doublematic
  • Orient Bambino
  • Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT
  • Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time
  • Sinn 857 UTC VFR
  • Oris Big Crown ProPilot Worldtimer
  • Grand Seiko SBGJ201
  • Suunto Traverse
  • Citizen Eco-Drive World Time AT9010-52E
  • Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
  • Bulova Precisionist 98B257
  • Shinola Detroit The Runwell
  • Garmin Vivofit 3
  • TissotSeastar 1000
  • Casio G-Shock Gravity Master GPS GPW-1000

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