For those who like to travel with style, a watch is an essential accessory. It helps you stick to your itinerary, and a good one adds a dose of chic to any outfit.
To take your vacation wardrobe to the next level, choose a timepiece that matches the destination. We turned to Eugene Tutunikov, CEO of SwissWatchExpo, a luxury watch retailer based in Atlanta, to find the best picks for your next trip. Whether you are heading to New York or Paris, these timeless accessories should be on your wrist.
Wear this watch: “Italian watch brand Panerai traces its roots to Florence, where its signature robust case and striking minimalist aesthetic was born,” Tutunikov says. “The unmistakable Italian design is perfect for every travel situation, whether you’re traversing the narrow streets of Florence or enjoying Tuscan wine.”
Destination: New York
Wear this watch: “I’d pack the most iconic GMT watch for the city that never sleeps,” he says. “The Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi transcended its aviation beginnings to become one of the most recognizable and stylish watches ever. The blue and red bezel is there for more than a dash of color — it helps the wearer read two time zones at once.”
Wear this watch: “Channel Parisian chic with a timepiece that’s nonchalantly elegant. French jeweler and luxury watchmaker Cartier is world-renowned for refined and classic designs that remain in sync with current times,” Tutunikov says. “Its iconic Cartier Tank watch has been worn by the most stylish men and women, and earned a reputation as the watch to wear in the 20th century.”
Wear this watch: “Indulge your taste for art and architecture with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Its geometric shape was a trailblazer in the watch industry and is now firmly ensconced in the list of iconic timepieces that withstand change.”
Wear This Watch: “Of course, London is also the city that 007 called home. A tour of all the filming locations is something travelers can enjoy, James Bond fan or not. While you’re at it, why not strap on an Omega Seamaster? Bond has worn it with anything from a rugged ensemble to a tuxedo.”