Packing a watch for an upcoming trip might be something you naturally think about, after all outside of a mobile device, your watch is your most reliable tool when globetrotting. But is your watch up for the challenge of your travel plans? From dual time watches to sturdy timepieces, here are our staff picks of the watches to take abroad.
The “Explorer” is befitting name for a sophisticated dual time watch. Its dual time function allows the wearer to track two separate time zones on the same watch, making it perfect for the conscious traveler or the astute businessman. Its polished case and deployment clasp dress up the piece, while its 44.5mm case size makes it more modern. Its outer slide ruler is great for quick calculations, such as currency exchange. Another noteworthy feature its “hacking” movement; the seconds hand will stop when put in the time setting position, allowing for more accurate calibration.
Available in three variations of Black and White.
Along with the aforementioned Explorer, the Voyager is also a dual time watch. However, it is better suited for someone looking for a sportier watch. The Voyager boasts a 100m water resistance, a sleek date display, and a power reserve indicator. While it has all the features of the Explorer, it features a polished stainless steel case and band. So from the beach to the boardroom, this is your watch.
The M-Force Beast is the kind of watch you take when going on a wild excursion. Fitted with Orient’s own shock absorbent case structure, it is also ISO-certified for water resistance, anti magnetism and shock-resistance. Along with date and a power reserve indicator, the movement is self-winding, hand-winding and hacking! Its lume is also equally as impressive. So whether you’re BASE jumping or chilling by the pool, it might be a good idea to have the M-Force Beast strapped to your wrist.
For those who prefer a more modest getaway, the Flight watch may be your match. With a bright and lasting lume, legibility that comes second to none - you can rely on this watch well after sundown. Its 100m water resistance and screwed-down crown are more than adequate for a swim in the lake, and a brushed steel case will help conceal scratches from a challenging hike.
If we were to choose one simple, yet elegant watch for globetrotting, it would have to be Curator. This unisex watch is equipped with a date window, power reserve indicator, and sapphire crystal, it is as functional and stylish as they come. Simple and smart details make this watch suitable for all kinds of travel plans from a business meeting to a sold-out concert. A mixture of classic and modern styling, the Curator will complement any kind of attire, and its modest 41mm case size should rest on any wrist comfortably.