Just in time for the year-end holidays, Global Traveler compiled a wish list of unique timepieces with refined sophistication and uniqueness sure to stand the test of time. Explore some of the latest offerings from three renowned companies — LVMH, Richemont and Swatch — for inspiration this holiday season.
Designed with a spirit that appreciates handmade craftsmanship, inventiveness and uniqueness, watches from LVMH have a timeless charm. According to the luxury company, its watchmaking side capitalizes on the complementary positioning of its brands, including TAG Heuer’s international stature, Hublot’s strong dynamic of innovation, Zenith’s age-old savoir faire and Dior’s creativity.
In addition to announcing Tom Brady as its newest brand ambassador to join the prestigious elite corps, TAG Heuer recently officially launched the new TAG Heuer Carrera – Heuer 01, the first of a new, chic collection. The watch features a new design all around, including an innovative 12-part case construction, design and caliber. Priced from roughly $5,100, the Heuer 01 draws the eye into the mechanism of the timepiece with exposed chronograph controls and openwork date disc as well as a transparent sapphire caseback revealing a bold red column wheel and skeleton chronograph bridge.
Watch for the launch of the new TAG Heuer Connected, a Swiss smartwatch powered by Intel technology and Android Wear, Nov. 9.
Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Wacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC Schaffhausen, Panerai and Montblanc — Richemont’s Maisons encompass several of the most prestigious names in the luxury industry.
Montblanc’s newest additions to its famed 1858 collection pay tribute to the past with vintage-inspired yet modern looks designed to revive the spirit of the refined watches the legendary Minerva manufacturer has been creating since 1858. Recently unveiled, the 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter watch and 1858 Small Second watches commemorate some of the brand’s most celebrated timepieces of the early 20th century.
The Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter boasts a sleek black dial and traditionally shaped hands as well as the iconic Montblanc emblem at 12 o’clock and a notched crown. Developed and handcrafted in house with stunning 18k red gold, the timepiece is limited to 100 pieces, starting from about $33,000. Variations of the exquisite Small Second watches start from about $3,000 and are sure to impress watch enthusiasts who value timepieces with a contemporary vintage expression.
For the global traveler in your life, what could be more fun and unique than a sophisticated timepiece featuring a multicolored map of the world? Swatch recently introduced artist Soonja Han’s Swatch Art Special THIS IS MY MAP as the second Swatch Club watch of this year. The vibrant map reaches from the dial across the bezel to the tips of the strap, from the center to the ends of the Earth. For a reasonable $120, the new Swatch Art Special comes in special packaging, featuring a round box displaying the same multicolored map and including a set of five circular colored cards.
Over the last three–four weeks, Portugal made significant strides in slowly, but surely, reopening the country for travel. As of May 18, Portugal further loosened restrictions by ending the country’s COVID-19 State of Emergency status while continuing social distancing.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus, a partnership with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic. The company is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of the entire customer experience, and hopes to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness. This partnership brings together Clorox and some of the country’s top medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to help guide United Airlines’ new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of the Florida Keys’ most breathtaking sights with us, just in time for the June 1 reopening.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
A first of its kind in the region, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a safe and clean certification program. The program seeks to uplift and standardize cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organizations in the tourism sector, including hotels, malls and other attractions. DCT Abu Dhabi will offer certifications that ensure compliance of standardized hygiene levels, and the program will roll out in phases, with the first dedicated to hotels.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is celebrating the heroes. Travelers can nominate the unsung heroes in their lives for a chance to be selected for one of 25 complimentary, seven-night European river cruises for two through July 31.