Summer's around the corner, and so is your dream vacation. Need the perfect timepiece? From robust diving watches to elegant jewelry pieces, watchmakers have you covered for every summer adventure.
As the summer approaches, you may be thinking of jetting off on your dream vacation. When it comes to finding the perfect timepiece to grace your wrist for every occasion, we've got you covered. Whether you're a one-watch-fits-all kind of traveler or looking for an indulgent collection of novelties for each aspect of your journey, watchmakers have made sure there's plenty to choose from with the latest product reveals.
From robust diving watches for an action-packed beach getaway to elegant jewelry timepieces for a romantic escape, we reveal our selection of highly recommended timepieces to invest in this summer.
TAG Heuer has ushered in the summer with the release of its new ‘Carrera Skipper’ watch, a vibrant and distinctive timepiece deeply rooted in yachting heritage and the competitive world of elite sailing. Its design offers superior legibility, a robust case, and a resistant textile strap, all elements that are perfect for summer boating escapades. The ‘Skipper’ carries a striking look, reminiscent of its predecessor that was designed for the historic America’s Cup, complete with a sea-inspired ‘Carrera’ signature blue dial and contrasting sub-dials. The resurgence in popularity of the Skipper model was noted in 2017, causing a significant increase in demand for vintage models. The summer launch of the new Carrera Skipper heralds the beginning of a series of maritime models, marking TAG Heuer’s strong return to the world of yachts and yachting.
Hublot’s latest edition of the iconic 'Big Bang Unico' will make the perfect beachside accessory. The 'Big Bang Unico Sky Blue' combines soft pastel blue ceramic with a pure white accent. Capitalizing on the brand’s expertise in ceramic manufacturing, this unisex summer edition of the iconic timepiece is equipped with a Velcro strap for the adventurous traveler, or a natural rubber strap with a titanium buckle for the more sophisticated taste.
This year, IWC Schaffhausen is reinventing its celebrated 'Ingenieur' watch, first designed by industry legend Gérald Genta in the 70s. Based on the 'Ingenieur SL, Reference 1832,' the new 'Ingenieur Automatic 40' mirrors the original design codes with a contemporary twist, making it perfect for a chic summer city break. The sporty, elegant timepiece is available with a black, silver, or aqua dial and stainless steel bracelet.
Panerai’s new timepiece is designed for the effortlessly elegant lady. The eye-catching Panerai 'Luminor Due 38mm' is perfect for warm summer evenings, with three pastel-hued dials and a steel bracelet. Choose a color to match your personality and style as you jet off on a relaxing getaway.
After 80 years, Breitling has revisited its 'Premier' watch, the first chronograph to become a style statement and tool. The new collection features six models featuring the Breitling 'Manufacture Caliber 01' with a series of colored dials and a classic alligator leather strap or steel or red gold bracelet. These universal timepieces are perfect for men and women, and are versatile enough to wear from day to night, wherever you may be.
When the sun sets and your summer evening takes a glamorous turn, the Vacheron Constantin 'Overseas Self-Winding' in the new 34.5 and 35mm diameter design will make the perfect accessory. This stylish watch features a contemporary silhouette and new interpretations in steel and pink gold, with a sunburst blue or pink lacquered dial with or without diamonds.
Chopard’s playful 'Happy Sport Automatic' has a new eye-catching dial. Acting as the perfect backdrop to the Maison’s dancing diamonds, the shimmering midnight purple dial makes this watch perfect for lounging in the warm sunset. Inspired by the sun’s rays reflecting across the sky, this 33mm diameter case in Lucent Steel comes complete with a purple alligator strap designed for the fashion-conscious woman.
Montblanc has revealed a duo of 'Exploding Star' timepieces. These chic new watches are perfect for a city break or luxurious vacation, thanks to the eye-catching Guilloché dial mimicking a starry night sky. The 'Star Legacy Automatic Date' is powered by the MB24.17 automatic movement. It features a blue dial with rose gold-coated hands and numerals — a perfect combination of style, elegance, and fine watchmaking.