Our Favourite Travelling Watches 2022Back to Articles
With Christmas behind us and the nights getting lighter, many of us are already counting down the days until the summer and that ever thankful summer holiday. But if there is ever an occasion that calls for us to know the time is when we are travelling, especially by plane.
What time is my flight? What time is check in? How many hours before my flight do I need to be at the airport? What time is it at home? What is the time difference between here and home?
These are just a few of the common time related questions we may ask ourselves when we are going on holiday. Now whilst there are many ways to keep a track of these including clever apps that we can use on our smart phones, many of us still rely upon the classic wristwatch. But what makes a good watch to have when travelling? Here are a few of our favorite travelling wristwatches.
Rolex GMT Master II
The Rolex GMT Master was initially born to travel, as a commissioned tool by Pan Am Airways in the 1950s. Nowadays the watch has evolved into a thing of beauty with a 40mm case and a range of models, called the GMT Master II, to choose from including the Batman (116710BLNR), Batgirl (116710BLNR) and the Pepsi (116710BLRO). The GMT Master II comes with the ability to record the local time, the reference time using the GMT hand and the date.
Rolex Explorer II
The Rolex Explorer II initially was created as a watch to help people who didn’t see the light of day know whether it was morning or evening. However this watch has evolved to meet the needs of a larger group of people and now features a GMT hand, therefore it is able to record the local time and a reference time recording the time of a second time zone, perfect for those looking to travel. Another clever feature that the Explorer II has is the Easylink 5mm extension link, enabling the wearer to adjust the watch bracelet to be more comfortable should they suffer with any wrist swelling that can happen when travelling on a plane.
Rolex Sky Dweller
Being the newest member to the Rolex family, the Sky Dweller, as the name suggests, was created for those who spend their time in the skies travelling. The Sky Dweller is possibly the most clever and most sophisticated Rolex today, featuring an annual calendar with the date and month displayed. The watch also comes with the ability to show the second time zone displayed on the 24 hour disc on the dial – perfect for jet setters or those who find themselves in another time zone.
Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45
Possibly the most casual watch on our list, coming on a range of straps, our favourite of which being the Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 45 Night Mission Model V32395101B1X1. The watch boasts a black dial on a black DLC coated titanium case and sand coloured strap. This Breitling has the ability to show the local time as well as a second time zone with the use of its GMT hand.
Breitling Aerospace Evo
Whilst this is possibly an unusual choice, the Aerospace Evo comes with a SuperQuartz movement, meaning even if you choose not to wear the watch whilst lying around the pool, you do not need to remember to wind the watch to keep the time. The watch also features the function to record a second time zone, count down timer, alarm, audible time signals and a calendar. Some features which may help to remind you what day it is rather than letting you relax too much and forget. Whilst this model can come on a metal bracelet, our favourite comes on the fabric strap (model V79363101B1W1), allowing you to adjust the strap should your wrist swell in the heat or when flying.