In 1937, around 50 years after Greenwich, England, became the location of the main prime meridian, a Swiss watchmaker by the name of Louis Cottier came up with a revolutionary way to showcase each of these time zones on one dial. This came displayed on a unique, rectangular watch that you can now enjoy on display at the Patek Philippe Museum. Taking cues from this watch, the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch is paving the way for this watch to make its way back into the industry. They strive to incorporate the history of such a watch into their own manufacturing process instead of regurgitating the same idea over and over like some other watch makers do.
Hand made, the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch consists of a Swiss automatic self-winding movement and 192 Swiss parts. A glare and scratch-resistant sapphire coating protects each side of the glass, and its transparent caseback allows the wearer to enjoy the automatic winding mechanism. The DLC-coated, 100-meter water-resistant stainless steel case houses the most interesting aspect of the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch–the world timer.
The world timer on the Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watch showcases the names and times of world cities that are simple to read at a glance. It uses a peripheral 24 hour ring that revolves once a day, showing each of the main time zones at once. This ring features light and dark sections that make it simple to see what time it is anywhere in the world, along with whether it is day or night.
At the time of writing, Alessandro Salvatore Worldtimer Watches have been launched on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website. Pledging $995 will get you an early bird watch shipped worldwide.