FrontRunners: Aesthetic Journey

  • James D. Malcolmson

Instead of flaunting overtly technical destination and home-time-zone indications, the Louis Moinet Geograph (www.louismoinet.com) performs the functions of a travel watch in a discreet yet still detailed fashion. The Geograph ($13,950, for the stainless-steel version) indicates a second time zone on a slim outer ring with contrasting finishes that delineate night and day. The back of the case is engraved with depictions of the explorer Captain James Cook and the Montgolfier brothers, who pioneered hot-air-balloon travel.