Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin draw inspiration from world travel

As most of the world remains grounded, watchmakers are taking inspiration from what we’re yearning for the most: world travel

Patek Philippe World Time Flyback Chronograph

Photo: Patek Philippe

One of Patek’s most iconic designs gets an update that features one of the most popular colours of late. The new World Timer features a matching centre dial and strap in a shade that the watchmaker has dubbed ‘bottle green’. Coinciding with the green guilloche centre are the cities in the same shade against a white background. The 24-time zone display along with the flyback chronograph runs on the CH 28-520 automatic movement.

Vacheron Constantin Overseas “Everest” editions

Overseas Lifestyle Chronograph. Photo: Vacheron Constantin/Cory Richards

The Overseas reference speaks to the lifestyle of jet setters and in its latest iteration, Vacheron Constantin pays homage to exploration to the highest point in the world. The Overseas Chronograph “Everest” and Overseas Dual Time “Everest” are based on the prototype that the watchmaker created for photographer and explorer, Cory Richard, for his third exhibition to the top of the world. The two references take on the robust and athletic body of the Overseas and are paired with rubber or leather straps.

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack Watch

Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack Watch. Photo: Montblanc

Montblanc recently unveiled its first cross-category dubbed UltraBlack, which features accessories in – you guessed it – all black. Among the novelties presented is a dark version of the 1858 Geosphere. The watch is housed in a distressed stainless steel case and paired with a black leather strap. The only hints of contrast come from its Super-LumiNova indices, hands and hour markers and white stitches on the strap. The reference is a limited edition with 858 pieces available.

Bell & Ross BR 05

Bell & Ross BR 05

Bell & Ross’ BR 05 is presented for the first time featuring a GMT function. The timepiece features the watchmaker’s signature round dial embedded in a rounded square case. The dial offers a clean display of the home and away time plus the date through an aperture at three o’clock. The design is presented with a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap.

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