Westime is highlighting 6 of the most techincal and functional watches to travel the world with in 2020.
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m GMT World Timer
This 43 mm Worldtimer model includes a polished case and bracelet in stainless steel. The exterior section of the dial is sun-brushed blue and includes vertical teak stripes and a circle of global destinations printed in red (GMT), silvery (+1h in summer) and blue (places without daylight savings).
The centre of the dial contains a 24-hour glass ring, with light blue to indicate daytime and dark blue to indicate night. The vision of Earth is created on a grade 5 titanium plate. This has been laser-ablated to create the blue ocean, leaving a relief of the continents. The contrasting colours of the Earth’s surface are obtained naturally by the laser’s chemical reaction.
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Girard-Perregaux 1966 WW.TC
Not only was the time once different between countries, even neighboring cities needed to set their clock differently. The need for a unified system emerged in the late 19th Century, after the industrial revolution. In 1878, the Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming proposed to divide the globe into 24 time zones wherein the time would be the same. It was only in the early 1930s that the Genevan watchmaker Louis Cottier invented a watch displaying the time in all 24 time zones at once. In 1990, Girard-Perregaux presented its first world timer wristwatch and, in 2000, dedicated a whole collection to world timers : the WW.TC.
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Glashutte Senator Cosmopolite
This timepiece is at home all over the world: thanks to its sophisticated time zone mechanism, since its premiere in 2015 the watch has provided genuinely borderless precision. In 2018 Glashütte Original presents the sequel to this success story; the new Senator Cosmopolite debuts in stainless steel and with a minimalistic design. The origin of this mechanical masterpiece is unmistakable: the latest interpretation of the “Cosmopolitan” is executed in the characteristically clear style of Glashütte Original, and is presented here with a particularly contemporary look and feel. Dark blue and white form the predominant impression, with black detail providing visual accents. The clear design also makes reading the individual displays a pleasure.
Two time zones at a glance: The innovative manufactory movement transforms Glashütte Original’s complex world time mechanism, which premiered in 2012 in the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon, into an elegant and functional timepiece that is easy to use. The mechanical masterpiece indicates the time of day in two time zones at once, taking daylight saving and standard times into account in the process. 35 world time zones, colour-coded to indicate their deviation from GMT (including half and three-quarter hour differences), are represented by official IATA airport codes.
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Chopard L.U.C. Time Traveller One
Impeccable elegance, flawless quality, and state-of-the art technical sophistication make L.U.C watches the perfect timepiece for the modern gentleman who appreciates the finer things in life. Ideal for international travellers, the L.U.C Time Traveler One in platinum boasts a complication that displays all the time zones simultaneously.
DeBethune DB25 World Traveller
De Bethune presents the DB25 World Traveller, an intelligent watch featuring a second time zone and world time expressed with a mysterious display. The exceptional ease of use and convenient systems for setting and display make this timepiece a world première.
Greubel Forsey GMT Sport
The completely new and original titanium case, firmly positions this GMT in a "sports" league of its own. In their creation of this timepiece, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey have pushed back the limits of ergonomics and wrist comfort. They have invented a totally new case form, perfectly round from above, while revealing the accentuated arched and ovoid shape from other angles. The aerodynamics of this timepiece 4 patents are reinforced by its integrated lugs and strap resulting in distinct functional forms that perfectly fit any wrist. The display side of the GMT Sport presents classic Greubel Forsey architecture, an open, orchestrated theatre between suspended bridges, semi-apparent wheels and floating dials in three dimensions. In keeping with the sporting vocation of this timepiece, the focus is on legibility and efficiency. The hours and minutes are displayed by concentric openworked hands whose curved profile follows the curvature of the case and movement.
The Tourbillon 24 Secondes is showcased at 1 o'clock secured by its distinctive and highly polished tourbillon bridge with black finished openings. This third Fundamental Invention by Greubel Forsey stands out with its cage inclined at 25 ° completing one full rotation in 24 seconds. The faster speed combined with the inventive cage inclination, significantly improves chronometric performance in a single-tourbillon system, with minimal movement height. Precision and reliability summarise Greubel Forsey’s ground-breaking GMT mechanism. In this double-patented mechanism, the second time zone indication on the auxiliary dial between 10 and 11 o’clock is combined with a universal time display to intuitively read the current time anywhere in the world.
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