After a long and dreary winter season, it is now time to leave the warmth of our sweaters and go out in the sun. The start of the summer season involves picnics with friends and family, luxurious siestas on the beach and long car journeys. Whether you’ve planned a fun outdoor activity or are planning to spend some quality time at home this summer, we bet you need a reliable, beautiful and fun watch on your wrist. Here are 6 of our favorite watches to wear this season.
Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph
The all-new Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph is an innovative yet sporty watch to wear all the time this summer. Featuring a flyback chronograph function and a rotating countdown-style bezel, the watch’s aesthetic is inspired by a highly sought-after 1950s Blancpain chronograph produced in small quantities. Set with a deep blue sunburst dial with finely snailed chronograph counters, the 42.5 mm case in red gold or grade 23 titanium is perfect on the wrist for all your summer activities.
Breitling Top Time Triomphe
Designed for adventurous young professionals and inspired by 1960s café-racer culture, the Breitling Top Time teams up with British motorcycle brand Triumph to bring us the ultimate summer timepiece: the Top Time Triumph. This watch features a 41mm stainless steel case with a distinctive brushed finish and an attractive ice blue dial. This unique dial color has two significant references; a blue 1951 Triumph Thunderbird 6T and a rare Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s. Additional features include an understated racing-themed calfskin strap with the powerful Breitling Caliber 23 movement running inside.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Professional 200
Perfect for an ordinary day at the office or a fun time at the beach, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer has always been a favorite when it comes to selecting the best summer timepieces. The new Aquaracer Professional 200 reiterates the bold and sleek aesthetic of the Aquaracer, and we’re here for it. Available in a 40mm or 30mm stainless steel case, this all-terrain luxury tool watch features a twelve-faceted unidirectional rotating bezel and water resistance to 200 meters.
Frederique Constant Classic Quartz GMT
We all know that not everyone will be going to the pool or the beach this summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your watches. If you are planning to travel this summer, the new Classics Quartz GMT watch from Frédérique Constant is for you. Timeless in its appeal with a modern design, this long-distance travel companion is functional, easy to read, and responsive to changing time zones. Available in three new models, this 40mm stainless steel watch with a sunbrushed dial and quartz movements make it the perfect watch for hubs and large airports.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport For Good”
If you’re looking for a hassle-free summer watch, then the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” is an interesting choice. As the 15th special edition of Laureus, this one comes with many details reiterating the association with the foundation.
The watch features a 41mm hard, scratch-resistant ceramic case with a Laureus blue dial. Simple and classic in its overall aesthetic, a cockpit instrument inspires the watch face and offers great readability. The watch is powered by the caliber 32111 movement manufactured by IWC which boasts a power reserve of five days.
When it comes to reliable and durable diver’s watches, Seiko’s Prospex collection is the one that first comes to mind. Bold, comfortable and very resistant, the modern reinterpretations of three legendary diver’s watches from the 60s and 70s are the ones that interest us. Inspired by glaciers, the new Seiko Prospex collection features dials that evoke a different shade of glacial ice, from deep blue to white. These intricately designed, patterned face watches powered by the time-tested caliber 6R35 and presented on steel bracelets perfectly capture the spirit of the summer season and the kind of watch you need on your wrist.
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