Travel Watch (GMT, World Time)

FrontRunners: Buzz Kill

The redesigned Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline travel watch (www.ulysse-nardin.ch) does more than just tell the times of day in your destination and in the location from which you departed. In addition to a dual time display, the $39,000 timepiece provides a gentle reminder that it is time to get up from a nap or get […]

Best of the Best 2012: Men’s Watches: Functionality: Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5717

The multitude of world-time watches released over the last few months exhibit varying degrees of beauty and functionality, but one watch in particular seems to have been amply blessed with both. As the Classique Hora Mundi 5717 by Breguet ($89,700 for platinum; $75,100 for rose gold) switches instantaneously from one programmed time zone to another, […]

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Pit Boss

As Aston Martin reconsiders its AMR-One LMP1 sports car racing project, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1 ($20,900) continues waving the green flag. Engineered with an easy-to-read, highly accurate chronograph paired with a world time function, the 250-piece limited edition is the latest model to emerge from the seven-year collaboration. Legibility was a priority for […]

Hours Away

It has been said that you do not need a wristwatch in the modern age—unless you need to know what time it is somewhere else. Our present society’s need for continual intercontinental travel—one of the many burdens of globalization—sets us apart from previous generations in that we seldom have the luxury of focusing solely on […]

FrontRunners: How Time Flies

Unlike other perpetual calendar watches, Ulysse Nardin models do not present a problem for long-distance travelers. The company’s GMT perpetual calendar is the only movement of its kind that can be set backward, sparing the wearer who crosses the international date line the ordeal of tweaking a tiny pusher through all the days of the […]

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