2019 has been another furious year for the watchmaking business, with various declarations, banters on the relevance of watch fairs and various oddities. In any case, 2019 is coming to an end and the time has come to glance back at which were the best models presented. After a glance at our 5 most loved chronograph watches and our 5 most loved plunge watches , we’ll take a gander at the traveller’s watch classification – GMT and WorldTime timepieces – as this is, as far as we might be concerned, the most
IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight”
Combining a movement complication to a pilot’s watch is a characteristic connection… Since pilots traverse numerous time zones consistently, this capacity absolutely bodes well. Furthermore, IWC is completely mindful of that. In the wake of presenting the TimeZoner complication on a chronograph watch in 2016 , this year the Schaffhausen-based brand presents a somewhat worked on model, without the circumstance work, which unmistakably benefits the clarity of the piece. Celebrating what doesn’t change, be that as it may, is the ground-breaking look and the smart method to change the time zone, by turning the crown – which activates the focal hour hand, by one-hour increases. For the event, the Pilot’s Watch TimeZoner comes in a Spitfire edition, with vintage accents and in general, a cool look.
Quick Facts: 46mm distance across x 15.2mm tallness – hardened steel case – Caliber IWC 82760, in-house – self-winding – TimeZoner work for setting a subsequent time zone with the bezel – green material lash – IW395501 – restricted to 250 pieces – EUR 13,700
Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time
This year, at Time to Move, Jaquet Droz presented a marginally changed adaptation of its Dual Time watch. Depending on the exemplary Grande Seconde base, this novel presentation permits the reconciliation of the complication in the lower part of the dial, while keeping the famous 8-figure, an incredible equilibrium and intelligibility. For this new 2019 adaptation, the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Dual Time gets another traveller’s show, with a complex sub-dial: seconds on the fringe, then date, then dual time lastly, in the middle, a world guide. This may sound complex however the outcome is not difficult to utilize – and to set, as everything can be changed by the crown.
Quick Facts: 43mm distance across x 13.13mm tallness – treated steel case – Jaquet Droz Caliber 2663H24, in-house – second time zone and world guide – croc tie – CHF 15,200
Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC
When it comes to traveller’s watches, remember that most pieces aren’t truly centered around client friendliness… But this Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC makes things very straightforward, with its two pushers on the correct side of the case to move the nearby time hand in reverse or advances. Advantageous and instinctive, the Porsche way. The rest is likewise lovely, with a moderate plan, an even dial with clear areas, a powerful titanium case, a COSC-ensured development and an UTC module grew particularly for the brand.
Quick Facts: 42mm distance across x 14.90mm tallness – glass-dot impacted and cleaned grade 5 titanium – Porsche Design Caliber WERK 04.110, in light of Sellita SW 200 – 24h GMT show, day/night sign – earthy colored Porsche vehicle leather tie – EUR 5,950
Rolex GMT-Master II Batman 126710BLNR
I know… this one is excessively simple. Yet, let’s be straightforward, accessibility and premium issues separated, the Rolex GMT-Master II remaining parts one of the top traveller’s watches available – and the one that really made the idea during the 1950s. After the steel/Pepsi of 2018 , Rolex revives the other model in the assortment, the BLNR or purported “Batman” , with its blue and dark bezel. For the event, it gets the new Caliber 3285 and a Jubilee wristband. So, it looks incredibly, great. What doesn’t change is the great quality, the exactness of the development, the viable complication that needs no clarifications anymore… making this watch the industry’s benchmark. In any case, getting one from an authority Rolex seller, at retail value , is another story.
Quick Facts: 40mm distance across x approx. 12.5mm tallness – Oystersteel case – type 3285, in-house, Superlative Chronometer guaranteed – focal GMT sign and pivoting bezel on 24h – Jubilee Oystersteel wristband – 126710BLNR – EUR 8,500
Urban Jürgensen One GMT
There’s no preventing the incomparability from getting the extravagance sports watch market these days, and if this watch can be classified in this section, in any event it takes a stab at something other than what’s expected – and it is effective in doing as such. Not exclusively is the plan of the new Urban Jürgensen One GMT amazingly charming, without duplicating existing symbols, yet its execution is noteworthy. A delightfully created case and arm band, a definite dial with guilloché design, extravagant hands and a pleasant exclusive development, presently programmed. At long last, the pushers on the case take into account a simple setting of the dual-time complication, the two advances and backwards.
Quick Facts: 41mm distance across x 13.8mm tallness – clinical evaluation steel case – self-winding type P5 – 24h GMT sign set by pushers – steel wristband – CHF 33,500 (excl. taxes)
Special Mention – MING 19.02 Worldtimer
Last yet not least, an uncommon notice. Why didn’t this MING 19.02 Worldtimer make it to our Top 5 traveller’s watches of 2019? Indeed, as far as functionalities, we’ve obviously seen better. In any case, the plan is basically heavenly, it is so not quite the same as the rest, simultaneously moderately controlled yet in addition intense, moderate, natural and playing on profundity and straightforwardness. Plan astute, one of MONOCHROME’s most loved watches of the year. Also, the development, done by Schwarz Etienne, is similarly wonderful to take a gander at, with its miniature rotor and its sandblasted, gold-completed bridges.
Quick Facts: 39mm width – grade 5 titanium case – Schwarz Etienne for MING Caliber ASE220.1 – world time complication – calf leather lash – CHF 10,900 (excl. taxes)