Lesablier Travelgraph Preorder Event

Great time last night at the @lesablier LS-04 Travelgraph Preorder Event in Falls Church, Virginia. This amazing worldtimer is still available (in Midnight or Azzuro but not Constellation / aventurine ) at a launch discount, and it's much better in person. Akbar and the Lesablier team had a wonderful event with many enthusiasts attending. We got to try on all of the Lesablier pieces and speak with the person behind the passion.

Today, we visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and saw Neil Armstrong's Omega Speedmaster, which, as the picture shows, was not worn on the space walk.

Looking forward to the delivery of an aventurine LS-04 later this year!

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Sharp dial and I know how much you appreciate Worldtimers.

It's a beauty, but any idea why the time zones advance counterclockwise? Does this one work differently?

ChuffedBrah

It's a beauty, but any idea why the time zones advance counterclockwise? Does this one work differently?

It's a modified Miyota 9075 that replaces the GMT hand with the rotating 24 hour disc so you just look at city to know the hour of that city instead of an offset that you need to calculate the hour. With the jumping hour of the 9075, it's both traveler and caller GMT.

As an extra touch, the cities with DST have arrows to indicate the time during that period.

Although the 24 hour disc replaces the date wheel, that's an acceptable trade-off for this unique design that is <$1000.

In the 1970s, Orient did the same thing with the Sightseer, but it was a caller GMT. Marc did a video on this:

https://youtu.be/6NxOhM1i1ao?feature=shared

timegeek

It's a modified Miyota 9075 that replaces the GMT hand with the rotating 24 hour disc so you just look at city to know the hour of that city instead of an offset that you need to calculate the hour. With the jumping hour of the 9075, it's both traveler and caller GMT.

As an extra touch, the cities with DST have arrows to indicate the time during that period.

Although the 24 hour disc replaces the date wheel, that's an acceptable trade-off for this unique design that is <$1000.

In the 1970s, Orient did the same thing with the Sightseer, but it was a caller GMT. Marc did a video on this:

https://youtu.be/6NxOhM1i1ao?feature=shared

Ah, so because of how their mod works, the 24 hour disc spins the opposite way that a GMT hand would normally go? I'm sure people will get used to it after a few days on the wrist.

The DST arrows are a nice touch, almost required if you actually need to know the exact time in another city.

Thanks for the info!

The 24 hour disc rotates clockwise, and the cities are reversed from standard world timer order. As @drcarter13 noted, I'm a fan of world timers, but the reversed cities is a small adjustment. Maybe both the hour and cities could be switched for the same effect and no adjustment as on the Orient Sightseer . That's a great question for @lesablier