June 12, 2018
Vacation Mode: Top Timepieces to Travel With
Vacation Mode: Top Timepieces to Travel With

It’s summer vacation time, which for many of you means plenty of travel this season. And the most practical watch to have on hand when traveling is one that indicates more than just the local time but additional time zones too. Let’s check out some of our favorite Dual Time, GMT, UTC, and World Time watches right now.

Graham Silverstone GMT

If you’re into robust sporty watches, then the Graham Silverstone GMT may be right up your alley. Flaunting a large 42mm stainless steel case, extra 24-hour hand on the black carbon fiber dial, a fixed 24-hour bezel, and an automatic movement, you can easily track home time and local time while on the road.

Just set the red 24-hour hand to point at whatever time it is at home, and use the center hands to display local time. Plus, there’s even a date window at 7 o’clock in case you forget what day it in while enjoying lazy summer moments.

Ball Trainmaster Worldtime Day/Date

If the world is your oyster and you’re planning on some serious globetrotting this summer, then a World Time timepiece may be just what you need. For instance, the automatic Ball Trainmaster Worldtime Day/Date allows the wearer to easily see what time it is in all 24 time zones simultaneously.

While the dial housed within the 41mm stainless steel case offers plenty of information, it’s simple to read once you know how. The center hands indicate the local time, along with the local date via the window at 3 o’clock and the local day with the aperture at 6 o’clock. The outer discs on the dial include 24 major cities representing different time zones, paired with another disc with 24 hours—white background for day hours and black background for night hours. So, as long as you sync the watch to have your current city positioned at the top 12 o’clock spot, then you easily read what time it is in other cities around the world using the 24-hour disc.

Ulysse Nardin Michelangelo UTC Dual Time

Elegance is the name of the game with this particular automatic Ulysse Nardin Michelangelo UTC Dual Time watch. Set within the stainless steel tonneau case is a dial that manages to provide plenty of useful data without too much fussiness. Again, the center hands are used to tell local time, while the round UTC window at 9 o’clock displays the hour in another time zone.

The best way to use the watch would be to sync up the center hands with the UTC window so that they display the same time. Then, when you travel, simply push the buttons located on the left side of the case—top one to move forward and bottom one to move backward—to adjust the local time. Now you can see what time it is where you are and what time it is back home. There’s also an oversized double date window at 2 o’clock for added practicality.

Piaget Altiplano Men’s Chronograph 

For an ultra luxurious take on a dual timepiece, there’s the manual-wound Piaget Altiplano Men’s Chronograph, which combines two complications in one handsome timepiece. Encased within the 41mm rose gold round case is a clean silver dial, minimally adorned in typical Piaget style.

The long thin central hour and minute hands point to long thing stick indexes for local time, while the second time zone is shown on the 24-hour subdial at 9 o’clock. There are also the two remaining subdials—the minutes counter at 3 o’clock and the small seconds at 6 o’clock—as well as the central chronograph hand used in conjunction with the two pushers on the case flanking the winding crown.

Whether you’re headed for a beach vacation with plenty of fun in the sun or off to a new city to discover the local food and scenery, there’s a suitable travel watch for you out there. Our inventory of Dual time, GMT, UTC, and World Timer watches boast plenty of options to suit a range of budgets and tastes.