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Best world Time Watch

I have a weak spot for watches that help you travel through different time zones, without losing track of home time. We all know about the GMT watches that just have an extra hour hand, to display home time (or 24h notation). However, there are also watches that can flip through different timezones with only a push on a button or turning an extra crown. Technically speaking, these watches are much more complicated than the ones with ‘just’ an extra hour hand like the Rolex GMT-Master or ETA 2893-A2 based watches (Omega, Linde Werdelin etc.).

World Timer watches, as they are being called, attract me since the day I became interested in wrist watches. During all these years, my taste did not change much with respect to watches that have this specific complication. My own top 3 of world timer watches, is listed below:

1. Patek Philippe World Time, ref.5130 P

Since 2007, this reference is available in 39mm in diameter (instead of 37mm) which makes it an even more interesting watch that it already was for me. The P in the reference number stands for Platinum, the material of the case and clasp. The guilloché pattern dial in metallic blue is just mesmerizing imho. The pusher at 10 o’clock will guide you through the 24 different timezones, indicated with city names per time zone. The caliber 240HU movement has all the Patek-works in terms of finish, including a 22ct gold rotor. A Patek ref.5130 P can be found for approx. 30.000 euro / $39, 000.00 USD.

2. Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Master World Geographique,

Source: www.fratellowatches.com
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