The art of time travel
Whether you’re a nervous flier or an avid traveller, the relief of feeling wheels touch the ground never goes away. While you collect your belongings and disable your phone’s flight mode, you take in the announcement about the local weather and the current time. Whether you’re coming home or exploring pastures new, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of time travel.
Hopping across time zones is a curious sensation. On the one hand, you may be leaping into the future, abandoning the present and starting anew. Or you might be pulling time back, reclaiming hours already spent to refashion and relive. Looking out of an aeroplane window as you travel through the sky, the relationship between time and place seems somehow less fixed.
The physical act of turning the crown on your watch puts time in your hands. Adjusting your watch to reflect your 'new now', you have a moment to recalibrate and reflect on time, travel, and your place in the world. Where you are coming from and where you are going.
When you’re travelling, the constraints of the normal working day can be abandoned. No hurrying to be on time, waiting out the clock, or wondering where the hours have gone. The day can stretch out ahead of you with a range of possibilities and the freedom to take your own path.
Adapting to international cultures also broadens your own conception of what time means to different people. Meal times and downtimes, when to work and when to play, differ according to culture and community. The very tempo and pace of each city can vary so widely that the traveller may find themselves adjusting to a new rhythm as they unpack their bags.
Burlingham watches, which are themselves an eclectic take on London’s rich heritage, offer luxury Anglo-Swiss design with a forward-thinking aesthetic. Their social consciousness as a brand also keeps one eye on the world’s future, as their charitable collaboration with Cool Earth turns back the clock on deforestation. So the next time you board a plane, think about the companion you have on your wrist that helps one to time travel.