The new year comes with the promise of fulfilling travel. Here are five exquisite timepieces that address the different needs of the globetrotter. By Mitrajit Bhattacharya

Add a bit of luxury to your wardrobe with these exquisite timepieces




Conquest V.H.P Leather Strap

Longines first presented its Conquest V.H.P collection in 2017, driven by innovative quartz technology. The elegant sports collection now comes with leather straps. Made to endure rough travel, these watches tell the correct time even if knocked, dropped, or exposed to a magnetic field. Available in 41mm and 43mm, the watch sports a silver, black, or blue dial—adorned with Super-LumiNova. A brown leather strap accentuates the clean lines of the steel case, also available with black and blue straps. INR 84,000

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Manero Flyback Green

This timepiece has been created for the intrepid urban adventurer who can find a connection to nature even in a chaotic city. Its standout feature is a compelling olive green dial, which is enclosed by a 43mm stainless steel case with vintage-inspired mushroom pushers. In line with the collection, the watch features a chronograph counter, a small seconds subdial, and a date display, besides the perforated lancet-shaped hour and minute hands. The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the CFB 1970 movement offering a power reserve of 42 hours. INR 4,95,000

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Formula 1 Senna Special Edition

The latest model in TAG’s Formula 1 collection pays homage to Ayrton Senna. The embossed black leather bracelet is a reference to the S/EL that Senna used to wear on his TAG Heuer. It features yellow stitching and a black steel clasp with double safety system push buttons. The yellow-and-black scheme harks back to Senna’s iconic colours. The legend’s double S signature crowns the bezel at 12 o’clock alongside his name and is also incorporated in the 6 o’clock subdial. INR 1,91,250

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For your next uphill exploration, Rolex returns to the 36mm size for its new-generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer. It’s the size of the original model launched in 1953 following the first ascent to the summit of Mt Everest. The new Explorer is released in a yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18K yellow gold). The watch comes with 100m water resistance and 70 hours of power reserve. INR 7,80,200

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Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami Sapphire Rainbow

Hublot continues to transpose Murakami’s Kawaii world onto horology with this new watch—the perfect show stealer for that red carpet look. It is based on the artist’s iconic smiling flower motif. The mischievous smile appears on a 3D face emerging out of the sapphire crystal, while the 12 petals rotate around it. Their polychromatic effect is achieved by setting 487 stones representing the rainbow’s colours: rubies, pink sapphires, amethysts, blue sapphires, tsavorites, and yellow and orange sapphires. A transparent background lets you contemplate both the artist’s work and the intricate mechanics. Limited to 100 pieces; price on request

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