Approximately 50 years after Greenwich, England, became the prime meridian of the 24 time zones of the world, Louis Cottier, a Swiss watchmaker, created a new way to show these time zones on one single dial. It was first seen in 1937, part of a rectangular and unique watch dial that is now on display at the Patek Philippe Museum. Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch sets the stage for this watch to make a comeback, taking cues from one of the most unique watches ever created instead of simply recycling overused ideas which is often seen in the timepiece industry.
Made by hand from 192 Swiss parts and powered by a Swiss automatic self-winding movement, the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch features a scratch and glare-resistant sapphire crystal coating on both sides of its glass. The transparent case back exposes the automatic winding mechanism inside of the 100-meter water resistant, DLC-coated stainless steel case. Perhaps the best part of the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch is its inclusion of a world timer that shows the time of all of the world’s main cities alongside your local time.
The Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch uses a peripheral 24 hour ring that makes a single revolution a day to show the time across each of the main 24 time zones at the same time. This ring is sectioned off into different portions that make it easy to see where in the world it is day or night, along with a ring that gives you the names of the cities’ times being depicted on the watch.
Currently, Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watches are being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and they went live yesterday. A pledge of $995 will get you the early bird special on one of their watches that will ship anywhere in the world.