The Best Travel Watches from Rolex, Omega and Others
Over the past 18 months or so, the opportunities for travel have been quite a few and far between. But with the world finally starting to open up again, it’s time to start thinking about one of the most important aspects of any trip – choosing the right luxury watch as your travel companion. Fortunately, there are now plenty of options available, and almost every manufacturer offers models with the seasoned jet-setter in mind. This leaves us with a plethora of potential watches to consider, in an equally wide range of styles.
The end result of a partnership between the Swiss watch giant and Pan Am, it was one of the first perfect replica watches to feature an extra hour hand, matched to a rotating 24-hour engraved bezel to keep track of two time zones simultaneously. While it was originally designed to help the wearer withstand jet lag, its unique shape and iconic bezel color have made it one of the world’s most popular watches, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or not.
Today, the collection includes eight watches spread across five reference numbers, including four steel models, two white gold models, a full stellar gold watch with a root beer black and brown bezel, and our personal choice, number 126711CHNR. 126711CHNR.
You don’t often use the word restraint when writing about Panerai, but this pitch-black, ceramic, quietly masculine piece from the Luminor collection is the closest the brand watch has come. The origins of the 1950 3-day GMT automatic ceramic watch are unmistakable, as are the iconic crown protector and the huge numerals on the matte sandwich dial. However, the understated finish on the case makes the whole thing admirably understated, especially when paired with a vintage-looking brown leather strap.
If your travel plans include traveling to different countries, chances are you’ll be crossing at least a few different time zones – and you’ll need a fake watch that can keep up with your fast-paced itinerary.
Rolex has introduced steel and white gold models and swapped leather straps for their own proprietary rubber straps. Our personal choice is a blend of tradition and modernity. There are three dials to choose from, all offering sophistication and high aesthetics while still being easy to read. It may not be the cheapest watch you can buy, but for a model with flair, style, and sheer engineering skill, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is still hard to beat.