They literally get the world on your wrist. HOT explores the best world timers in the market right now. This is not going to be an easy choice to make!
If travel is your passion and crossing time zones a habit….you need to know about the best world timers for you. HOT does the curating…
Portugieser Yacht Club Worldtimer by IWC Schaffhausen
Thanks to its 24-hour ring, there is easy legibility of 13 time zones including the current Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). The 12 place names on the external city ring each represent a time zone. When passing through a time zone, the hour hand can be adjusted forwards or backwards in one-hour steps – also when crossing the International Date Line. The mechanical movement does not have to be stopped in order to make such an adjustment. Key features include: 24-hour display for Worldtimer function and a special printed glass showing geographical display of the 24 time zones. This is a limited edition of 100 watches in red gold and 500 watches in stainless steel.
The 1966 WW.TC by Girard-Perregaux
This is a stylish urban watch. WW.TC stands for World Wide Time Control. It enables instant and simultaneous readings of the time in 24 cities around the planet, in an amazingly user-friendly manner. A rotating 24-hour disc surrounding the chapter ring features two black/white semi-circles to distinguish between day and night. Settings are performed via the two crowns at 9 and 3 o’clock. With the transparent caseback, you can view the immaculately finished mechanism as well!
The 5131/1 by Patek Philippe
The dial is the star in this watch. The enamel dial lends a grace that is indeed unmatched. The North Pole is the focus here. The centre of its dial depicts the world in cloisonné enamel – for the first time from the perspective of the North Pole. Couple of factors get together and make the look special: a novel perspective, depth and realism created by the artist and the platinum case and bracelet that pay homage to the Far North, cloaking it with a silvery sheen. This theme has been pushed to great creative expression in this watch. It is indeed a total classic!
Recital 18 Shooting Star by Bovet
This spectacular award-winning watch has several mind-blowing features: a 5-day tourbillon, hemispheric universal worldwide time with selectable time zone and ultra-compact 24 cities indicator, hemispheric precision moon phase, jumping hours and retrograde minutes. The extreme complexity of the movement and its numerous complications make it one to covet! You will actually feel as if you are wearing a time-machine that promises unknown adventures!
The Traditionnelle World Time by Vacheron Constantin
The gold map in the centre of the dial is a clear highlight. The Calibre 2460 WT, a patented mechanical self-winding movement indicates 37 of the world’s time zones, including those offset from Universal Coordinated Time (UCT) by a half or quarter of an hour. This is a true technological feat for a world timer. Despite its complex construction principles, the mechanical world time movement is extremely user- friendly and very good looking!
Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time by Jaeger-LeCoultre
A flying tourbillon combines with universal time in a fascinating watch. The timepiece offers exceptional readability and operating. Featuring the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 948, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time embodies this inventive spirit in a unique and universal way. Under the dome of its sapphire crystal, it presents a 360-degree view of the world…not to mention the beautifully constructed tourbillon.
The best world timers offer great functionality coupled with a classy timeless design. With these tools on your wrist, you are all set to travel in style. Bon voyage!