There’s nothing quite like vacationing with a nice watch on your wrist. If you ask me, it just makes the trip even more fun. Best part? It’s 2017 and there have never been more options around for a great travel watch. From the rugged GMT Master to the cutting edge Aqaunaut Travel Time, travel-worthy watches are more interesting than ever. So today, let’s take a look at some of the most enduring designs and the best choices for a solid travel watch.
Patek Philippe Advanced Research Travel Time 5650G
The new for 2017 Patek Philippe Advanced Research Aquanaut Travel Time is about as good as gets in a Patek sport watch. Because it is a Patek, it combines tasteful style with durability for the ages, making it a great choice as one’s sole timepiece. This travel time features a dual time function, day/night indicator for home and local time, and a great deal of material innovation built into the movement, which is designed to require less maintenance than the typical mechanical movement. The cut-out on the dial shows the “compliant mechanism” which allows one to set the GMT hour forwards or backwards. To top off this groundbreaking watch, a bold yet supple rubber strap ensures ease of wear.
Rolex GMT Master II 116710BLNR
After many years of iconic status, it’s hard to think of anything else but the Rolex GMT Master when one thinks of the ideal travel watch. This color combination (blue for daytime and black for nighttime hours) was launched to much fanfare in 2013 following the release of the white gold Pepsi bezel model. Machined out of a special 904L steel, the ref. 116710BLNR is still the most coveted of the late style GMT Master. The combination of the robust 3186 movement together with the durability of the steel case and the dual color ceramic bezel make it all but certain that the icon will live on.
Breitling Navitimer World
A top choice of professional pilots everywhere, the Breitling Navitimer World is a great option for hopping time zones. The added chronograph feature is also great for tracking flight time as well. It’s also worth noting that this is also a great dressy option, which is great if you’re traveling for business rather than pleasure.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT
If you still like a good dive watch but with some added functionality, I’ve always found the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT to be a great choice. Here, the 24 hour hand and bezel scale is differentiated with bright orange numerals for quick identification while the hands and markers are imbued with a generous helping of white luminous material for low light or underwater situations. This is also one of the more affordable options that we have mentioned, but still delivers professional diving features such as the helium escape valve at 10 o’clock.
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