Travel watches are typically seen as a rough-and-ready affair, a style dominated by hardy steel pieces that often seem to speak a language of adventure rather than luxury. But honestly, while this reflects a romanticised notion of travel, the reality, especially at the pointy end, is a much more civilised affair.
If civilised travel is more your speed, you might be interested in this beautiful Blancpain, which brings dual time utility to Villeret’s dressy style. The 40mm red gold case is well-sized, and the double stepped design is sophisticated, as — it must be said — is the movement tech inside. The 5A50 movement looks good, and offers a very solid 100 hours of power reserve and a silicon balance. The Blancpain Villeret GMT Date makes a compelling argument for travelling in style.
Blancpain Villeret GMT Date price
Blancpain Villeret GMT Date, red gold on leather, $26,300 AUD
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