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A Dozen Dual Timers

If you’re preparing to travel across timezones next week for a busy Thanksgiving trip, we’ve gathered a few watches to help you keep track of time both at home and at your destination. A few of these mechanical models show you that secondary time via a separate GMT hand, typically indicating the second time in the 24-hour format to distinguish between daytime and nighttime. While these watches will keep you aware of the time in two different locations, they unfortunately won’t help you if your flight is delayed nor will they help you beat the T-Day traffic to your turkey dinner. For that, you’ll need a crystal ball–and patience.

BALL Watch Engineer Hydrocarbon AeroGMT

This automatic timepiece is COSC certified. Functions include: 43 micro gas tubes on hour, minute, and second time zone hands, as well as the dial and bezel for nighttime reading ability. The 42mm steel watch is shock resistant to 7,500Gs, anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m, and water resistant to 300 meters.

Price: $3,299 (on a rubber strap) and $3,499 (on a steel bracelet)

Baume & Mercier Clifton GMT

This steel watch measures 43mm and features a slate gray dial on a brown alligator strap. The date display is in the 3 o’clock position and an automatic mechanical movement with dual time function powers the piece. This timepiece is part of the Clifton men’s collection and is also available with an anthracite dial with sun satin finish.

Price: $3,350

Bremont ALT1-ZT

This COSC-certified timepiece is powered by a customized La Joux-Perret automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and Bremont-decorated skeletonized rotor. Functions include: hour, minute, second, date, chronograph small seconds 30 minutes and 12-hours, as well as a 24-hour GMT hand. The Z in its name stands for Zulu Time allowing the wearer to display local time together with the official world time standard. The hardened stainless steel cases measures 43mm and the dial is metal with SuperLuminova-coated hands.

Price: $6,595

Bulova AccuSwiss Tellaro Collection

This 42.5mm steel automatic timepiece, with a 24-hour GMT function, is a special edition with a two-tone rose-gold and silver finish as well as a blue sunray dial. The world city inner dial has a black and white day/night indicator, second hand, and calendar. The watch is water resistant to 30 meters.

Price: $1,795

Chanel J12 GMT

An automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve powers this 38mm black ceramic and steel timepiece. Functions include: hours, minutes, seconds, date and second time zone, which is displayed on the dial, read by the GMT hand with the red arrow.

Price: $6,500

Cuervo y Sobrinos Historiador Doble Hora

This 40mm steel dual timer is a reproduction of an original Cuervo y Sobrinos model produced from the 1940s—1950s. It is powered by an automatic Soprod movement with big date and a power reserve of 42 hours. Other functions include: hours, minutes, central seconds, and second time indication at 6 o’clock.

Price: $5,500

Franck Muller Master Banker Lunar

This rose gold automatic timepiece offers a sun-stamped lacquered white dial. Displayed on the dial are: hours, minutes and seconds, as well as two time zones at 3 and 9 o’clock, a day/night display, date and moonphase.

Price: $37,800

Graham Silverstone RS GMT

An automatic chronograph powers this 250-piece limited edition timepiece housed within a 46mm steel case. Functions include: chronograph, flyback, GMT/second time zone, and big date with double disc at 6 o’clock, as well as hours, minutes and seconds. The black open-worked dial is smoked with a white minute scale and beige tachymeter scale.

Price: $12,780

MeisterSinger Adhaesio

An ETA 2893-2 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve is found at the heart of this 43mm steel timepiece. The crown can easily adjust the local time, the second time zone, and the date, and an individual hour hand points to the current time of day or night at the location of its wearer. Above the brand’s logo, an arrow points to the second local time on a 24-hour ring, which rotates in a clockwise direction. Price: $2,595

Oris Big Crown ProPilot GMT Small Second

An automatic winding Oris 748 movement (with Sellita base caliber) powers this timepiece and his housed within a 45mm steel case. The dial is black and the glass is sapphire, domed on both sides. The watch is presented on an olive textile strap with a stainless steel folding clasp.

Price: $2,300

Seiko Astron, Limited Edition

This 3,000-piece limited edition Astron features a GPS controlled time and time zone adjustment as well as dual time with AM/PM indication, and a perpetual calendar and world time function. The dial is made of mother-of-pearl and the 48.7mm case and bracelet are made in titanium and ceramic.

Price: $2,700

Ulysse Nardin Dual Time Manufacture

An in-house designed self-winding movement, caliber UN-334, offers patented quickset second time display at 9 o’clock, permanent home time at 9 o’clock, big date display, forward and backward date corrector, and oversized small seconds-hand counter. Made with a gold or steel 42mm case.

Price: $26,500 (gold)

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