If you are a frequent traveller, you will understand the importance of being prepared.  If there is ever a time for owning a trustworthy watch, it is during your travels.  Not only will you be following schedules, but you may be a keen explorer.  Be it mountain climbing, scuba diving, or a walk through the rainforest your watch will need to be suitable for all of these eventualities. 

With practicality and also fashion in mind, we have put together a list of must-have watches for travelling. 

Rolex GMT-Master II

The Rolex GMT-Master II is not only good looking, but it is also durable and has a great history of reliability.  Just one benefit of this watch is the separate 24-hour hand.  This means you will know the local time, whilst also keeping track of the time back home. Originally this stylish watch was designed for professional use, but due to its functionality and appearance, it has become popular among keen travellers. The GMT-Master is guaranteed to be waterproof to a depth of up to 300 meters. From a fashion point of view, you can get away with wearing pretty much anything when sporting this watch.

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Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Chronograph

The Girard-Perregaux is the ideal travel companion. The name WW.TC stands for ‘world-wide time control’. This robust watch operates using a technique, where the disc revolves around allowing you to see the time in several various time zones. The rings also integrate, using a simple to use day and night function.
The watch features an in-house made movement and exudes elegance with its contemporary design. The back window consists of pretty sapphire crystals, and the movement includes time, date, and a 12-hour flyback chronograph. Both of the crowns screw-down, giving the case a water resistance of up to 100 feet.

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Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

This ‘travel time’ watch from Patek Philipe has earnt its place on our list of favourite travel watches. The watch is 42mm wide and has an 18k white gold case.  It will make the perfect travel companion with its convenient dual time feature, allowing you to check the local time and the time back home.  The watch has a screw-down crown with a crystal sapphire back and is also waterproof for up to 60 metres. It is so luxurious you can wear it for any occasion.

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Breitling Chronograph 44 GMT

Breitling Chronograph is another favourite among travellers.  It is considered a high-functioning, versatile watch and is perfect if you enjoy sports on your travels.  It features a GMT hand for a second timezone and has a highly polished steel case. The Breitling Chronograph is solid, durable, and water-resistant to 200 meters.  This watch is perfect for mechanical watch lovers who want a timepiece for travel, but also regular use for any other occasion.

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Breitling Emergency

The Breitling Emergency is a must-have watch if you are a keen explorer. It is particularly popular for those who enjoy adventures, such as trekking through hills, climbing mountains, or just taking a scenic walk. The watch features an integrated transmitter that will alert emergency response units should you become lost, and notify them to where you are.
Regardless of where you travel, this watch can withstand temperatures ranging from -20C to 55C. This luxury timepiece also features a calendar, stopwatch, and chronograph. It has a case made of lightweight titanium and is water-resistant to 50 meters.

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Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer

One of the finest watches made with travel in mind.  The Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer can calculate speed and distance and is particularly beneficial if you enjoy active holidays. The Omega has been part of all lunar missions and features two small photos of the moon.

The 44.25mm model features a blue dial and rhodium-plated indexes.  The case is made from stainless steel and has a blue ceramic bezel ring and is water-resistant to 100 meters.

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