Just in Time: The Top 5 Watches to Travel With
posted by The Gypsetters Net in Dot Dot Dot
More often than not, men cannot leave their caves without a watch on their wrist. Traveling from one place to another without their signature timepiece is synonymous to forgetting his phone, car keys, or wallet. No matter how wide the world is, man is a creature of comfort, and having a watch with him gives him all the comfort he needs as he hops from city to city, country to country.
A jet-setting man knows what just to wear on each adventure he’s in, be it in a chic and funky city, an adventure in some remote island, or simply walking on the cobblestone streets of Europe. He knows how to blend in, but yet he stands out. And you know he’s in his element when he rolls up his sleeves and displays one of his most prized possessions.
Where does the male gypsetter go, and what kind of watch does he bring? We have a few suggestions.
Trip 1: Bangkok, Thailand
With the capital’s steadily growing number of rooftop bars, like the Tower Club at Lebua Hotel, it’s not too hard to get a seat and some drinks around. This colorful and lively city is the perfect setting for Savoy, a new brand in the market, having only appeared in 2011. Bangkok and Savoy have something in common: an emerging vibrancy, and the world is looking at them. But enough about that, how about a drink?
Trip 2: Rishikesh, India
From the comforts of the city to the world unknown, the male gypsetter ventures into the mountains, hillsides and lake shores of South Asia, particularly in Camp 5 Elements in Rishikesh, India. In this campsite there is a balance of calmness and pure adventure: he can either go white river rafting along the Holy Ganga that flows through the camp, or wake up to meditate with the Himalayas in view. A vacation of this kind needs an equally sturdy watch, notably the I.N.O.X watch from Victorinox: its highly durable exterior braves all elements.
Trip 3: Paris, France
Some men just want to learn about the cultured world, and the best place to start is Paris. There are no less than 173 museums, 37 bridges, 31 monuments, 3 opera houses, 171 places of worship, 208 theaters and cabarets, 64 cinemas, and 463 parks and gardens in the French capital (Source: FAQ Paris). The best watch to bring is from Longines–since both the brand and the French capital stand for longstanding heritage and excellence in craftsmanship. Spend an entire fortnight here, visit museums and take a seat at the Palais Garnier Opera House for a premiere of an opera you’ve yet to watch.
Trip 4: Monaco
Both Monaco and her people share a distinctive aspect: they exude a classic European flair and opulent lifestyle. Traveling around the principality is not a problem with its bus service and ferry rides, but isn’t it better to drive in style? Anyone can rent a car for a few days–we suggest renting a Ferrari 458 Italia Spider–and take a quick selfie of yourself inside it before you drive around. Vintage reigns supreme in Monaco–and that Rolex Cosmograph Dayatona watch you’re wearing fits in perfectly.
Trip 5: Molokini, Hawaii
If scuba diving is on your itinerary, then head off to Hawaii for one fantastic adventure. There is one island–a crater of a sunken volcano, actually–named Molokini, and it’s one of the best diving sites in Hawaii. Its reefs are abundant with life, and everywhere you turn there are fish and corals that you never knew existed. Dive with your best buddy–the ever essential Suunto dive computer. Most diving schools and professional divers suggest to vacationers to bring a dive computer, so keep that Suunto in check.
Take your pick of timepiece, dear Gypsetter, and do give yourself some time to enjoy the world–and your watch. Cheers!
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We are two friends who were former magazine editors. Having moved onto other things, we both realized that the creative flow the publishing world used to offer us was missing from our lives. Armed with a common love of travel to the exotic and familiar, a penchant for the bohemian, an obsession with food and a lust for writing, we decided to collaborate our unique and fashionable journeys through life together in one passion project.
We are The Gypsetters.