3 Travel Watches For The Modern Man
These timepieces aren’t just watches, they are vehicles of time.
Classic Fusion Berluti
In what seems like a natural progression of the series, Hublot has partnered with shoemaker Berluti to include its signature Venezia leather on the dials and straps of the Classic Fusion model. It had previously included denim and embroidery. Available in All Black (limited to 500 pieces) and Scritto (limited to 250), the Classic Fusion Berluti is housed in a 45mm case either in black ceramic or Hublot’s King Gold, a power reserve of 42 hours and a HUB1100 mechanical self-winding movement. It comes in a specially created Venezia leather box that can be used to house your shoes and watch when you travel, and comes accompanied with select leathercare accessories from Berluti.
Louis Vuitton Voyager GMT
One of our new favourites to come out of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton is the Voyager GMT. It features a distinctively ‘squircle’ shape — a first for the maison. Designed to be a traveller’s watch, it has a reduced thickness and a smaller diameter at 41.5mm. The standard Voyager GMT comes with either a grey Taurillon leather bracelet with folding clasp or a steel bracelet. A fully automatic movement, the timepiece has a GMT with disc display, 42 hours of power reserve and is waterproof up to 50m. It also comes in 18-carat Pink Gold with a polished and brushed finish, dark-blue dial and alligator bracelet.
Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum
As part of its 110th anniversary this year, Montblanc released a new 4810 collection that was designed for the modern traveller. One of the timepieces from the collection that caught our eye was the Orbis Terrarum. Meaning ‘Earth Globe’ in Latin, the timepiece showcases 24 timezones on an in-house manufacture complication. Housed in a 43mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 50m, the Orbis Terrarum features a mechanical movement with automatic winding mechanism and comes with a black alligator-skin strap with a folding clasp. On the dial, three cities are highlighted in red lettering in an apparent homage to the ports that were a huge part of travel across the Atlantic when Montblanc was first founded.