Here are the coolest world-timers you can get right now
Keep pace with the planet with world-timers that display multiple time zones simultaneously.
At the apex of Omega’s revamped Seamaster Aqua Terra collection is the brand’s very first world-time watch. Available in a limited run of 87 pieces, the Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer Master Chronometer celebrates Omega’s Swiss hometown of Bienne by using the city – instead of Geneva or Paris – to highlight the GMT +1 time zone. The watch is housed in a 43mm case made from platinum-gold, while its central dial is made from sapphire and features a handcrafted enamel world map.
PEAK OF ELEGANCE
Presented in a streamlined white-gold case just 39.5mm wide and 12mm high, the Patek Philippe
Ref. 5930G packs in two complications: a 24-time-zone world-timer and a 30-minute chronograph, driven by the self-winding Calibre CH 28-520 HU. The three-part dial features a hand-guilloche centre with a stunning PVD blue treatment.
ON THE MOVE
While most world-timers have a city ring that rotates at the push of a button, the Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer features a rotating bezel. Turn the bezel (which is mounted on ball bearings) to position the name of the current city at 12 o’clock, and the time in the rest of the cities shown will be reflected in corresponding numbers on the 24-hour ring. The diameter of this titanium timepiece clocks in at an unmissable 47mm.
The Ulysse Nardin Executive Moonstruck Worldtimer doesn’t just simultaneously display the time in 24 cities (and hence, time zones) around the globe – it also shows the positions of the sun (represented by the circular symbol on the outermost circle) and the moon (circle on innermost ring) in relation to the earth. An automatic movement powers this watch, which comes in a 46mm case made from either rose gold (shown here) or platinum.
ON THE RISE
Among world-time watches, there are those that show “only” the time in 24 time zones around the world, and then there are overachievers like the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time. The 43.5mm steel watch displays 37 times zones, including those that are o set by a half-hour or a quarter- hour in relation to UTC time. The three-part display includes a sapphire disc with subtly shaded tinting that allows it to function as one very cool day/night indicator.
Singapore-edition watch collectors, rev your engines: Chopard recently launched its latest version of the L.U.C Time Traveller One, which pays homage to our sunny shores with Singapore (marked in red, no less) representing the time zone typically denoted by Hong Kong or Beijing. The 42mm limited-edition timepiece is available in rose gold (shown here, eight pieces) or steel (15 pieces), and is powered by an automatic movement.