Movements and Complications

A Guide to Travel Watches

Whether you need a world timer or a simple GMT watch, you’ll find it here.


Sure, your phone instantly changes to your new time zone as soon as you land, but where’s the fun in that? These mechanical travel watches have ingenious ways of showing the time in multiple time zones. Discover the different types of travel watches and find your next luxury travel watch here. 

Dual-time Watches

Dual-time watches show two time zones at once without a GMT hand. Typically they’ll have two apertures: one with the second time zone and another with the city name. 

GMT Watches

A GMT watch has a long 24-hour hand in addition to telling the local time on the central hour and minute hands. You can set the GMT hand to any time zone and know the time there at a glance. Read our full feature on GMT watches here. 

World Timer

World-time watches show the time in all 24 main time zones on the dial using 24-hour and city disks. Local time is on the central hands. Learn everything about world timers in this story. 

Patek Philippe Ref. 5326G

Hermès Arceau Le Temps Voyageur Dual Time Zone

Laurent Ferrier Classic Traveller Meteorite

Rolex GMT-Master II

Breguet Marine Hora Mundi 5557

Andersen Genève Heures du Monde Celestial Voyage

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