From classic pieces to proper tool watches, we have got something for everyone this summer season
After a long and dreary winter season, it is now time to leave the warmth of our sweaters and step out into the sun. The beginning of the summer season involves picnics with friends and family, luxurious naps on the beach and long drives. Whether you have a fun-filled outdoor activity planned or are decided on spending some quality time at home this summer season, we bet you need a reliable, good-looking and fun watch on your wrist. Here are 6 of our favourite watches to wear this season.
Making a case for an innovative yet sporty timepiece to wear all the time this summer season is the newly released Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph. Featuring a flyback chronograph function and a countdown-type rotating bezel, the watch’s aesthetics is inspired by a highly sought-after 1950s Blancpain chronograph that was produced in small quantities. Set with a deep blue dial in a sunburst pattern with finely snailed chronograph counters, the 42.5mm red gold or grade 23 titanium case is perfect on the wrist for all your summer season activities.
Designed for young and adventurous professionals and inspired by the 1960s café-racer culture, the Breitling Top Time joins hands with British motorcycle brand Triumph to give us the ultimate summer watch – the Top Time Triumph. This watch features a distinctive brushed finish 41mm stainless steel case set with an attractive ice-blue dial. This unique dial colour has two significant references; a blue Triumph Thunderbird 6T from 1951 and a rare, blue-dialed Breitling Top Time Ref. 815 from the 1970s. Additional features include a subdued racing-themed calfskin leather strap with the powerful Breitling Caliber 23 movement working within.
Perfect for a regular day in the office or a fun time at the beach, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer has always been a favourite when it comes to shortlisting the best summer watches. The new Aquaracer Professional 200 reiterates the bold, stylish aesthetics of the Aquaracer, and we are here for it. Available in either a 40mm or 30mm stainless steel case, this all-terrain luxury tool watch comes with a uni-directional rotating bezel with twelve facets and water resistance to 200 metres.
We all know that not everyone will be hitting the pool or the beach this summer. But that does not mean that you don’t get to have fun with your watches. If you are looking at travelling this summer, then the new Classics Quartz GMT watch from Frederique Constant is the watch for you. Timeless in its appeal with a modern design, this long-distance travel companion is functional, easy to read and attuned to the changing timezones. Available in three new models, these 40mm stainless steel watch set with a sunray-brushed dial and quartz movements make it the perfect watch for hubs and major airports.
If you are looking for a fuss-free summer watch, then the IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic Edition “Laureus Sport For Good” is an interesting choice. As the 15th Laureus special edition watch, this one comes with many details reiterating the association with the foundation.
The timepiece features a 41mm hard and scratch-resistant ceramic case with a dial in the trademark Laureus blue. Simple and classic in its overall aesthetic, a cockpit instrument inspires the watch’s dial and offers high legibility. Powering the watch is the IWC manufactured 32111 calibre movement that clocks in 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 highly durable, the modern re-interpretations of three legendary diver’s watches from the 1960s and 70s are the ones that we have our eye on. Inspired by the glaciers, the new Seiko Prospex collection features dials that evoke a different shade of glacial ice from deep blue to white. These intricately designed and patterned dial watches powered by the tried and trusted Caliber 6R35 and presented on steel bracelets perfectly captures the spirit of the summer season and the kind of watch you need on your wrist.
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