A true neo-vintage watch, this Communication 24 is a traditional world-timer that is based on the work of Louis Cottier and understood to be the first serially produced watch from Andersen Geneve, one of the earliest modern independent watchmakers. With a classic look and a beautifully enamelled centre, this World Time is an excellent find for any collector seeking to add a traditional example of this dependable complication to their collection.
By its very nature, the world time complication is one imbued in the romance of travel and adventure in varied, exciting locations.
Invented in the 1930s by the Geneva watchmaker Louis Cottier, a world time displays real time in key cities across the planet’s twenty-four time zones. Cottier’s ingenious mechanism - used by Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe amongst others - laid the foundation for world time watches ever since.
In the design, the home time zone is set at the 12 o'clock position, with the hour and minute hand set at local time. The correct hours and minutes are then displayed for every time zone in the world simultaneously, with clear local-time indication on a single dial.