With a dial that indicates the home time and the current time in a second time zone at a single glance, this watch is perhaps just what you’re looking for. You can set the applicable time zone quite conveniently using a push-button. And making it simple, visually, is a ring that indicates all the cities that represent the 24 main time zones. The push-piece moves the ring forward in steps of 15 degrees to the east, causing the hour
hand of the subsidiary dial to advance in one-hour increments as well. Set in a 41.9mm case of 18-carat white gold is a silver dial, behind which is a Lange manufacture calibre.
This version of the Chonomat 44 GMT comes with a rotating bezel that provides a 24-hour third time zone reading. By simply pulling out the crown and turning it forward or backward, in one-hour differences, enables the instant adjustment to the time and date at the place where one is arriving. This takes place while maintaining the 24-hour home time display, without any loss of precision. Therefore, the 24-hour second time zone display is on the dial, while the third time zone display can be read off the bezel. Housed in a 44mm steel case, water resistant to 200m, is the Breitling Calibre 04 movement that offers a power reserve of over 70 hours.
Accounting for even the 30-minute time difference between certain time zones, such as India (at GMT+5.30), the Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time is the ultimate time zone watch you could have. With access to the time at any of the 37 time zones around the globe, it doesn’t get more functional than this. Even using this watch is fairly simple. The wearer chooses the reference time and places it opposite the black triangle at six o’clock. The time in the reference location can then be read off the hour hand, or by the 24-hour disc, while the time in the other 36 time zones is simultaneously readable. All this is possible because of a Vacheron Calibre 2460 WT, housed in a 42.5mm pink gold case.
Set in a 950-grade platinum brushed and polished case of diameter 43.5mm, this watch comes in a limited edition of just eight pieces. The timepiece features a 24-hour bi-directional rotating bezel, which enables you to set and read the time of a second time zone, with the help of the 24-hour GMT hand, in orange aluminium, at the centre of the dial. The dial itself is also made of platinum, featuring 18-carat white gold indexes and hands. The orange ceramic of the bezel is the most striking feature of this piece, perfectly complemented by its integrated orange leather strap and platinum clasp. The sapphire crystal caseback allows an unobstructed view of the Omega Co-Axial calibre 8615 movement.
Written By : Ranvijaysinh Jhala