In the Zone

Watches for the Word Traveler

Complex scheduling, multiple time zones and international destinations are par for the course as more and more people are traveling the globe for both business and pleasure. It seems imperative to have a timepiece that keeps pace with a jet set lifestyle. But don’t lose a minute of sleep-the latest generation of world class watches are definitely up to the challenge. Highlighted by a dazzling array of sophisticated functions the following selection is guaranteed to get you to the 1st tee in Dubai or the 19th hole in Singapore on time-and in style. Watches from left to right: Girard-Perregaux WW.TC, IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar, Patek Philippe World Time, Jaeger-Le Coultre Master Compressor Extreme World.

Patek Philippe World Time
Highlighted by a handmade cloisonne enamel center dial, the World Time has a host of useful complications that make it coveted by both travelers and collectors. Local time is display by the hour and minute hand, while the crown features a city disk and ring that indicates the day/night time in 24 times zones. The case is crafted of 18k yellow gold and comes with an alligator band; $53,700.

Girard-Perregaux WW.TC
Crafted in variety of models, the WW.TC combines classic form and high tech function. The automatic chronograph movement is complemented by a perpetual calendar and an inner dial to track time in major cities worldwide; $28,700.

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar
Displaying the phases of the moon as mirror reflections for both the northern and southern hemisphere, the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar keeps accurate track of the lunar cycles It features a mechanical movement, automatic Pellaton winding system, Bruguet spring and perpetual calendar with displays for the day, date, month and year; $29,800.

Jaeger-Le Coultre Master Compressor Extreme World
Equipped with a unique shock absorbing system to protect the automatic chronograph movement, the Master Compressor Extreme World boasts an instant display of time in 24 zones, as well as a special changing mechanism that allows a split second switch between leather and rubber wristbands; $10,650.