Let these classic timepieces, inspired by travel, take you on a timeless journey through the world of luxury and endless adventures.
No matter how smart your smartphone gets, it can never replace an iconic wristwatch that also adds an oomph to your wardrobe, in addition to telling you the time. Especially when you are a traveller and the market is brimming with travel timepieces created with cutting-edge technology offering numerous features. Whether you are climbing the highest peaks or diving into the deepest oceans, these classic travel-inspired watches need to be a part of your checklist.
5 best classic travel-inspired watches of all times!
Rolex GMT Master II
First launched in 1955, Rolex’s iconic GMT Master originally served as a navigation device for professional jet setters back in the day. The classic timepiece has stood witness to the rise of intercontinental travels. The newer (better) GMT Master II shows two time zones simultaneously and features a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand as well as bidirectional rotatable bezel along with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert. Famous as ‘The Cosmopolitan Watch’, it can even withstand shocks and magnetic fields! Its combination of peerless functionality, robustness, and instantly recognisable aesthetics makes it a perfect pick for world travellers.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra WorldTimer
A truly masterful timepiece ideal for all your aquatic adventures, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra WorldTimer comes with 150m of water resistance and displays great luxury through its 18K Sedna™ gold or stainless steel case. The straps are available in rubber or leather. But the most noticeable feature is definitely the circle with names of global destinations including Bienne in Switzerland where the grand is headquartered today! Add to it the 24-hour crystal ring surrounding it, and indicating a light blue half for daytime and dark blue for night. The vision of Earth is created on a grade 5 titanium plate, giving it a go-ahead for globetrotters!
Patek Philippe Complications World Time
Embracing the complexity of timepieces with great panache and numerous detailed features, the Patek Phillippe Complications World Time displays two time zones at once, with just a push of a button. With a cloisonné enamel dial centre displaying Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the classic timepiece is completely crafted by hand. Think a 24-hour dial with a day/night indication for all the 24 time zones, and water resistance to 30 m!
Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph
What happens when the Italian luxury auto expert Ferrari comes together with global watchmaker Hublot? They together create an iconic timepiece, unique to its own unmatchable style and high-end machinery. Launched to celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph is available in three versions — King Gold, PEEK Carbon, and Titanium — each of which is produced in 70 limited editions. APVD Titanium insert, the crown at 4 o’clock, and of course, the iconic Prancing Horse, together enhance its aerodynamic look. This is every road trip and automobile enthusiast’s dream-come-true!
Dior Grand Soir Reine Des Abeilles N°17
A bit different from the rest of the list, Dior’s Number 17 in its Grand Soir Reine des Abeilles collection is curated for horology and wildlife enthusiasts. Spelling class, it has a queen bee sitting at the dial centre, representing Monsieur Dior’s love for gardens. Its wings are covered with multi-coloured rubies, sapphires, opals, amethyst and other such precious stones. Dazzle along as this breathtaking timepiece, dressed in diamonds, exudes luxury and inspires you to travel in style.