THE TREK WITH TIME
Outdoor-capable watches have evolved a lot over the years. Once cumbersome beasts with battery lives that could only be measured in minutes are now sleek, powerful devices that range from attractive to highly competent. The modern outdoor watch is not merely a vital tool but also a very helpful daily companion delivering a host of functionality.
MONTBLANC 1858 GEOSPHERE
Inspired by the Minerva watches from the 1920s and 30s conceived for military use and exploration, the Montblanc 1858 product line was born. The 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition is dedicated to the world’s Seven Summit Mountaineering challenge, widely regarded as the holy grail of mountaineering adventures. The case is a 42mm polished and satin-finished bronze with a khaki green dial. The dial features a world-time complication of two domed globes, rotating in opposite directions with 24 hour time zones surround both and contrasting colours for day and night. Completing the look is a matching high-quality woven khaki-green NATO strap.
Available at: Turret
G-SHOCK MT-G GPS SOLAR
A member of one of the more premium G-Shock families, the MT-G’s are in a class of their own. From the GPS-assisted radio-controlled time to features to protect from physical damage, this G-Shock is a complete package. Because it has a built-in radio signal receiver, the watch is able to display the time in six different countries. You don’t have to worry about the GPS killing your battery: the watch features a high-capacity solar-charging system. This is all housed in a precision-machined stainless-steel case with a similar bracelet, backed with a soft rubber lining for added comfort.
Available at: Daraz.lk
GARMIN FĒNIX® 5X
The Fēnix is one of the most popular multisport GPS watches on the market today. Featuring a host of maps, outdoor navigation features and built for adventure, with a rugged design made from stainless steel. GPS and GLONASS are able to track you even in the most challenging environments. Despite having so many power-consuming features, like the 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter, you can expect up to 12 days in smartwatch mode, and about 20 hours in GPS mode – long enough for even the most arduous of treks. If out longer, you can get 35 hours in its battery saver mode.
Available at: Garmin Sri Lanka
The G-Shock Mudmaster collection is well known for its ability to withstand brutal land environments and derived from these come carbon resin models incorporating a new type of structure. The watch’s case is made of high-rigidity carbon material to protect against damage and deformation caused by rough handling, and a filter and tight seal protects the watch from
dust and mud. The Quad Sensor makes it possible to pack a compass, altitude/barometer, temperature and an accelerometer which keeps track of your step count into a compact package. Pair the watch with your G-Shock app, and it automatically records altitude data measured by the watch and route information by the phone’s GPS, which helps you keep track of your fitness on a trek.
Available at: Blink