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The best world time watches for men

14 May 2018• Written by Zoe Dickens

From luxury travel accessories to a great travel sweater, there are a few small things that can make frequent flying just that much easier for the international jet setter – and a great world time watch is one of them. A top sailing watch or classic black-tie timepiece may be ideal for special occasions but, if you’re trying to juggle family, business and vacation all at once, it can help to know the local time, well, everywhere. Here’s our pick of the best men’s world time watches to buy now.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Geographic WT

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Polaris collection was unveiled at SIHH 2018 and the new Polaris Geographic WT marks the first addition to the original line up. Created as a 250-piece limited edition, the design is inspired by the house's classic 1968 Memovox Polaris and features a 42mm case housing a calibre 936A/1 self-winding movement. This movement introduces a geographic function to the collection which allows the wearer to view 24 time zones with daylight saving indicators along with displays for calendars, second time zones and power reserve.

Case: Steel, 42mm

Strap: Alligator

Movement: Calibre 936A/1 self-winding

Waterproof: 100 metres

Limited edition: 250

Price: POA,

Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle World Time

The latest addition to Vacheron Constantin's popular Traditionelle range, the World Time features a beautiful three-part dial enamelled with a miniature gold map of the world and capable of showing 37 time zones. This 10-piece limited edition is an upgrade to the original model which was first unveiled in 2011 and showcases both Vacheron's exceptional technical expertise and its mastery of artistic craftsmanship.

Case: Platinum, 42.5mm

Strap: Alligator leather

Movement: Calibre 2460 WT self-winding

Waterproof: 30 metres

Limited edition: 10

Price: CHF103,652,

Graff MasterGraff Grand Date Dual Time Tourbillon

In an industry first, this combines a flying tourbillon with the complications of a dual time function and a “grand date” – all contained within a platinum case measuring just 9.5mm in thickness and 43mm in diameter. The date is neatly positioned below the 12 o’clock position with the second time zone dial beside it for easy readability.

Case: Platinum and diamond, 43mm

Strap: Crocodile

Movement: Graff Calibre 5 Manual

Price: POA,

Breguet Classique Hora Mundi 5717

The first mechanical timepiece to offer an instant-jump time zone display, the Breguet Classique Hora Mundi is ideal for those who split their time between two countries or cities. From 24 available time zones, the wearer preselects two ‘home’ zones and can jump between them at the touch of a button. The dial also features a date window, day/night subdial, and city/time zone indicator and is available with depictions of the Americas, Europe and Africa or Asia and Oceania.

Case: Platinum or 18k gold, 43mm

Strap: Leather

Movement: 5727 self-winding mechanical

Waterproof: 30 metres

Price: From $75,100,

Louis Vuitton Escale Worldtime Blue

Louis Vuitton’s newest worldtimer caused quite the stir when it was unveiled thanks to its innovative and colourful hand-painted dial. Eschewing the traditional minute and hour hands, the Escale Worldtime Blue instead employs three moving rings showing the minutes, hours and cities allowing the wearer to instantly see the time in 24 different time zones without needing to reset his watch. It's even waterproof too.

Case: White gold and titanium, 41mm

Strap: Alligator

Movement: Calibre LV106 automatic

Waterproof: 30 metres

Price: £43,500,

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