Travel-Friendly Timepieces For Your Next Adventure

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Travel watch; Rolex and Dior sunglasses on the armrest of a private jet
Photographed by Moez Achour for MOJEH 88

An essential part of every adventurer’s checklist, a travel-friendly timepiece is a must-have addition to any jet-set wardrobe

Whether it’s for the simple task of keeping track of time zones, need clarity and legibility while running towards departure gates, or are planning a dive trip somewhere exotic, there’s a perfect travel watch out there for you. And just like most elite travellers take a great deal of care when planning vacations, the same amount of thought should be taken when choosing a timepiece to accompany you on your journey. MOJEH rounds up its edit of the best models on the market to guarantee smooth sailing from start to finish.

La Mini D De Dior Satine

La Mini D De Dior Satine Watch

Reminiscent of a clear night sky, this endlessly elegant timepiece is water resistant up to 30 metres, and petite enough to look great with both a suit for business travel and a beach dress for sundowners. Embodying the creative spirit of Dior’s exquisite jewellery, it is a work of art in itself, with a lapis lazuli dial and dazzling diamonds set around its stainless-steel case, yellow gold bezel and crown. Available at Dior boutiques nationwide; shop now

Vacheron Constantin Métiers D’Art

Vacheron Constantin Métiers D'Art watch

Taking inspiration from the Miller Atlas, a Portuguese atlas from 1519, the new Vacheron Métiers d’Art Tribute is a series of three 10-piece limited editions paying homage to the Portuguese sailors, Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama and Pedro Álvares Cabral. Boasting extremely refined dials in Grand Feu enamel, the off-centre display of the hours and minutes allow travellers to admire the artwork in all its glory. Available at Vacheron Constantin boutiques nationwide

Cartier Santos-Dumont

Cartier Santos-Dumont

Louis Cartier granted the wish of his friend, the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont, when he created the Santos Dumont timepiece: to be able to tell the time while flying. The world’s first purpose-designed wristwatch, the model quickly rose to the ranks of a classic that would defy the hands of time. Unisex in design, this extra-large model comes in an 18K pink gold case with grey alligator leather strap that is as stylish as it is functional. Available at Cartier boutiques nationwide; shop now

Chanel J12 Electro Dream

Chanel J12 Electro Dream timepiece

A nod to the light at the end of the tunnel we’re currently all searching for, Chanel’s 38mm watch comes crafted in white, highly scratch-resistant, ceramic and 18K white gold, making it a strong choice for crossing continents. What’s more, the shimmering baguette-cut rainbow sapphires add a playful touch to any occasion. Available at Chanel boutiques nationwide

Girard Perregaux Cat’s Eye Celestial

Girard Perregaux Cat's Eye Celestial timepiece

An ode to the moon, Girard Perregaux’s refined and feminine wristwatch sets the stage for a stunning dial crafted from the most exquisite materials, with guilloché mother-of-pearl and diamond hour markers encircling the moon phase disc. Elegantly displaying both the moon and stars, it provides both an aesthetic and performance that is second to none. Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver

Louis Vuitton Tambour Street Diver

Have you seen a dreamier dive watch? Water resistant up to 100m, Louis Vuitton has welcomed the Street Diver to its iconic Tambour range. Not only can divers safely monitor dive times with extreme precision—thanks to a unidirectional internal rotating bezel—but it’s great at low light, with Super-LumiNova® and bold colours on the dial that allow for perfect legibility. Finally, screw-down crowns ensure an air-tight seal preventing damage from water or dust on your travels. Available at Louis Vuitton boutiques nationwide

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer timepiece

Returning to the size of the original model launched in 1953, following the first ascent to the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29 May that year, this new generation Explorer is ideal for dark conditions thanks to the intensity of the blue glow emitted by the hour markers and hands. What’s more, it’s highly resistant to corrosion thanks to a combination of 18ct gold and Oystersteel, and guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling

Ulysse Nardin Skeleton X Sparkling timepiece

One of two new models from the Skeleton X line, Ulysse Nardin’s latest model is aptly named—it comes set with 149 dazzling diamonds on both its bezel and open-worked dial. Crafted in a black 4N pink gold with black PVD brass barrel cover and black alligator strap, this luxe timepiece is sure to impress potential clients during a business dinner with its chic geometric shape and expert craftsmanship. What’s more, it’s highly resilient to impact—so will most definitely go the distance. Available at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

Richard Mille RM 74-02

Richard Mille RM 74-02

One of two new additions to Richard Mille’s automatic tourbillon line-up, the striking RM 74-02 is the perfect timepiece to get people talking on your travels. Boasting an otherworldly design with an ultra-skeletonised heart, the technical challenge laid in combining 18k red gold leaf with Gold Carbon TPT, but the results are second to none. Offering an eye-catching contrast between matte black and gold, not only is the watch extremely corrosion resistant, but it’s also as light as a feather too, making it your perfect travel companion. Available at Richard Mille boutiques nationwide

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Jewellery Moon

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Jewellery Moon

Taking pride of place at the heart of the Rendez-Vous Moon white gold watch, the starry night sky is used as a guide through the days with its halo of grace and light. A stunning expression of the jewellery and watchmaking skills of Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture’s master craftsmen. Expect impeccable finishing both inside and out, not to mention investment-grade reliability. Available at Jaeger- LeCoultre boutiques nationwide

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  • Compiled by Naomi Chadderton