In today’s world of business and travel, keeping track of time around the world poses a monumental task. However, this task has been recognized and made ever easier by some of the world’s top watch brands. World timer watches that display the time in the key cities around the globe, and GMT watches that tell the time in a second zone, have become among the most sought-after functions in today’s busy world. As such, watchmakers have developed ways to make these timepieces both simply attractive and incredibly user friendly – at affordable values. Here at Baselworld 2016, we are seeing some nice new world time trackers.
Offering extreme beauty and value, Cuervo y Sobrinos takes classic design to new levels with the Historiador Vuelo watch. The timepiece recalls the brand’s rich Havana roots blended with today’s top Swiss craftsmanship. Part of the brand’s signature Historiador collection, the Vuelo offers GMT or second time zone read off of a central hand with 24 hours indication. The timepiece also incorporates a chronograph with 60-seconds and 30-minutes counter, tachymeter and date at 6:00. The fine timepiece is powered by the CYS8120 movement built on a Dubois-De’praz 30342 caliber with 40 hours of power reserve. The 44mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 3 ATM. The multi-level ivory dial features red and blue accents for sporty appeal and the lugs are specially shaped for ergonomic comfort. Each of these timepieces offers a distinctive way to stay on time anywhere in the world.
Also for the world traveler, Perrelet launches the Turbine GMT equipped with a second time-zone function. This user-friendly timepiece allows for both the hour hands and the second time zone to be adjusted using the crown. The 44mm steel case houses the signature 10-bladed dial of the Turbine collection that emulates a propeller. Available in blue or black anodized aluminum, the turbine reveals a second dial featuring an engraved map of the world. The second time zone is read off of a 24-hour time indicator. The watch is driven by the Manufacture P-401 automatic caliber with a power reserve of 42 hours. The Turbine, as mentioned, is available in black or Pacific blue and comes adorned on a matching rubber or alligator strap. Meant to be worn and used, the watch is water resistant to 5 ATM.
On a more affordable side of the world time fence, Citizen unveils the latest edition from its Satellite Wave collection: the Satellite Wave World Time GPS. With the design of a classic dress watch, this timepiece offers some of the most high-tech functions yet, including the fastest light-powered GPS and worldwide reception in 40 time zones. This stainless steel watch features and azure blue dial and steel bracelet design. Additional functions include a perpetual calendar; daylight savings time indicator, power reserve indicator, light level indicator, and day/date readouts (among other features). The complex timepiece also features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal for easy daytime reading even with sun glare.