By Jerry Perez
The latest luxury worldtimers are the perfect companions at home or abroad.
The World on Your Wrist
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; frederiqueconstant.com
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; iwc.com
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; girard-perregaux.com