This Year in Gear
The Top Travel Watches of 2018
2018 was a good year for the travel watch — from affordable GMT watches under $1,000 to the new Rolex GMT Master with Pepsi bezel and everything in between, this year saw offerings at nearly every price point available to the watch lover. And of course, a travel watch need not necessarily be any one specific type of timepiece — though the GMT function is probably the classic example of a travel complication, a calendar watch is also immensely useful for travel, and even a 12-hour bezel, the “poor man’s GMT,” can give quick access to a second time zone in a pinch.
If you’re gearing up for some travel this holiday season (or if you’re simply looking for a good read), check out these stories below, some of our favorite travel watch pieces from the past year.
Finally, a tough-as-nails GMT that you don't have to baby.
The "Pepsi" and "Rootbeer" return.
Bremont worked with explorer Ben Saunders to create a watch tough enough to withstand the unforgiving environment of Antarctica.
An upgrade on an iconic for a good cause. What's not to like?
The beautifully-designed Slim d'Hermès now comes with a GMT movement, as well as a case made from super-rare palladium.
Hamilton has a long history of making pilot's watches and it shows in this new timepiece.
It's reminiscent of classic chronograph the brand made during the 1990s.
It's inspired by a 1950s chronograph worn by Steve McQueen.
And it's very well-priced.
Pre-order pricing puts this handsome, durable travel watch at around the $2,000 mark right now.
Just consider acting quickly, as it's likely to sell out fast.
Ming's new GMT watches celebrate one year since the brand's founding.