The current issue of Revolution UK highlights the milestones in the 20-year journey of Chopard’s L.U.C collection. In just two decades, the brand that horological maestro Philippe Dufour has complimented for its level of finishing, has given us 11 base movements with 87 variations. Yet, until today, there has never been a worldtime calibre.
Now, until recently I’d never really seen a need for either a GMT or a world timer. I do travel a fair bit but I’ve never had a problem keeping track of a second timezone until this summer when I found myself leaving home in London to visiting two European destinations, a South America city and the West Coast of North America all in the same week. By the time I arrived in LA, my brain was so frazzled that no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t work out the correct time of day at my head office in Singapore. For the first time ever I found myself reliant on the clock function of my iPhone.