Travel Watches for 2022 – Robb Report

Even though many, if not all, of the models shown at Watches and Wonders Geneva last month were designed before the events of 2020, it is tempting to interpret the multitude of travel-themed watches as the inevitable by-product of two years of pandemic-induced stasis. If nothing else, they prove that watchmakers, like many of us, can’t wait to start criss-crossing the globe again. The seven wristwatches featured below are the perfect accessories to help you achieve those flights of fancy.

Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur

Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur

Hermes

Hermès CEO Laurent Dordet described the brand’s new Arceau Le Temps Voyageur – available in two versions, a 38mm blue steel model and a 41mm black platinum model – as a watch with “two invitations to travel”, in reference to the real world. GMT function which simultaneously gives the time of two different time zones, as well as the imaginary world represented on the dial, an astonishing fantastic map “Planisphere of an equestrian world”, borrowed from a silk scarf design by Jérôme Colliard. Embedded in the watchmaker’s signature Arceau style, designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, the two models are equipped with the Hermès H1837 self-winding mechanical movement, equipped with a 122-component “running time” module that powers the hours, minutes and double hours. time display with city indication. $22,550 for blue, $28,825 for black; hermes.com

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Caliber 948

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Caliber 948

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Caliber 948

Jaeger Lecoultre

At the center of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s magnificent new world time watch is a map of the world seen from the North Pole. Not your standard 2D map, this version floats above the bed of the dial on a domed skeleton formed by the Northern Hemisphere’s lines of longitude and latitude, in which the outlines of the continents are cut into a sheet of paper. gold and decorated with champlevé enamel. The process requires 70 hours of work for a single dial. A bright blue translucent lacquer disc applied to an undulating guilloché pattern represents the oceans. A flying tourbillon that appears in a circular opening on one side of the card is a reminder that Jaeger-LeCoultre is capable of producing much more than a pretty face. Available in a limited edition of 20 pieces. $227,000; jaeger-lecoultre.com

Parmigiani Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante

Parmigiani Fleurier

Hailed as one of Watches and Wonders’ most remarkable introductions, boutique watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier’s new Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante features both a GMT dual-time function and a split-seconds complication. The latter is generally used to allow simultaneous synchronization of several events. But in the case of the Tonda PF GMT, the watchmaker reused the rattrapante as the GMT’s flyback accessory. Its two skeletonized delta-shaped hour hands – one in rhodium-plated 18-karat gold and one in 18-karat pink gold – remain superimposed until pressing the pusher at 8 o’clock sends the upper hand in rhodium-plated gold, which indicates local time, one hour ahead, revealing the rose gold “home time” hand below. Pressing again on the rose gold pusher integrated into the crown repositions the hands. “What makes it special is that never before has the split-seconds function been used outside of chronographs,” said Guido Terreni, managing director of Parmigiani. Robb Report. Housed in a 40mm stainless steel case with an aftermarket Milano blue dial and knurled platinum bezel, the world’s first comes on a fashionable integrated steel bracelet. $27,800; parmigiani.com

Patek Philippe Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time

Patek Philippe Ref.  5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time

Patek Philippe Ref. 5326G-001 Annual Calendar Travel Time

Patek-Philippe

Beyond its unprecedented combination of complications, an annual calendar and the display of a second time zone, what is the new Ref. 5326G-001’s highlight is its rugged, retro dial, whose textured charcoal gray look is meant to evoke the vibe of a vintage camera. Housed in a new Calatrava case with guilloché sides, the model features the brand’s signature studded motif. $76,880; patek.com

Patek Philippe Ref. 5231G World Time

Patek Philippe Ref.  5231G World Time

Patek Philippe Ref. 5231G World Time

Patek-Philippe

Among the three new versions of the iconic World Time model that Patek Philippe presented in Geneva, Ref. 5231G is almost certainly the most collectible. The latest in a long line of world clocks featuring a beautiful Grand Feu cloisonné enamel dial, this 38.5mm white gold version features a map that highlights Oceania and Southeast Asia. . $88,710; patek.com

Rolex Air-King Ref. 126900

Rolex Air King

Rolex Air King

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True to Rolex’s penchant for evolution, not revolution, the new Air-King is a study in subtle change. The redesigned 40mm steel Oyster case has been made sportier with the addition of crown guards, and the Oyster bracelet now has a wider center link and Oysterlock safety clasp. The distinctive Air-King lettering, present on the dial since the model’s launch in 1958, and the black dial introduced in 2016, with its large numerals at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, remain unchanged. But the minute scale now has a “0” before the “5” for a more balanced display. The new optimized Chromalight display ensures maximum readability in the dark, and a new improved luminescent material on the hands, the triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and on the numerals, has made the dial easier to read in the dark . Newly equipped with the Perpetual caliber 3230, the Air-King is ready to take flight. $7,400; rolex.com

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126720VTNR

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref.  126720VTNR

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 126720VTNR

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The classic dual time zone watch, introduced in 1955, now comes in an unexpected left-handed edition with a crown and crown guard positioned on the left side of the 40mm Oystersteel case, as well as a date window and a Cyclops lens at 9 o’clock instead of the traditional 3 o’clock. That’s not all. The model’s one-piece Cerachrom bezel insert is now available in green and black ceramic, a color combination never before seen on the GMT-Master II, and one that’s sure to inspire a host of pop culture-inspired nicknames. $11,050; rolex.com

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