Trending Timepieces: Have Timepiece, Will Travel

By Jerry Perez

The latest luxury worldtimers are the perfect companions at home or abroad.

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Designed to be the timepiece of choice by a true “citizen of the world,” the Frédérique Constant Classic Manufacture Worldtimer is as sophisticated as it is timeless. Updated for 2017, its rose gold-plated steel casing and hands accentuate the rich brown dial, which is finely etched with a world map. A proprietary caliber offers a fine balance between complication and timekeeping, further establishing the Swiss watchmaker’s obsession with precision. Traveling abroad is encouraged through a luminous 24-location city disc and a 42-hour power reserve. $4,195;





HANDOUT ñ The Pilotís Watch Timezoner Chronograph (Ref. IW395001) from IWC Schaffhausen features a stainless-steel case, black dial and black calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel folding clasp. This watch is a watchmaking master stroke: IWC Schaffhausen is the only watch manufacturer to offer a watch that enables the user to set another time zone, together with the date and 24-hour hand, in a single movement. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC)


Unlike traditional worldtimers, the rugged IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is designed to be abused. Created with adventurous globe-trotters in mind, this cutting-edge timepiece selects a time zone by rotating the bezel, and it even takes into account summer months—something that no other worldtimer can do. This self-winding mechanical chronograph features an impressive 66-hour power reserve and is water-resistant up to 200 feet. Refined wearers needn’t apply. $11,900;





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An Updated Favorite

Girard-Perregaux’s 1966 collection is known for its versatility and eccentric complications. The new 1966 WW.TC Worldtimer is no exception, though it exudes a touch of minimalism to an otherwise busy layout. The movement was developed in-house and features the 24 time zones originally established in 1878, while a 24-hour disc changes with the sun and the moon, displaying white for day and black for night. Available in steel or 18-karat pink gold, this stylish timepiece—and its 46-hour power reserve—was made for world travelers. Starting at $12,000;


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