Back to work? Back to school? Surely not! The summer is far from over and we’ve got plenty of sunny days ahead of us. Here’s our selection of the top 10 watches to keep strapped to your wrist for the remains of the summer months – we’ve got one for every style and budget. What have they all got in common? A touch of spice to help you enjoy the rest of your Indian summer in style.
- Jorge S. B. Guerreiro
A breath of fresh air has blown over the House of Fabergé, home to the infamous Imperial Eggs. Fabergé has recently launched Flirt, a new collection of timepieces in white, yellow, orange, blue and black. The watches are available in both yellow gold and white gold and have an automatic movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. They have been designed to be worn by both men and women.
Swatch Festival di Locarno
Although all of the Locarno Leopards have already been awarded this year, Swatch’s Locarno Film Festival special edition watch is still on sale. It has a black lacquered case which reveals the movement of the skeleton watch and the bracelet has a leopard-print finish. Rooarrr.
Nomad Line by Samuel Wilkinson
Designer Samuel Wilkinson has collaborated with Nomad, a Scottish watch brand, to release its brand new Line Collection. The custom back plate lifts the watch off the wrist to improve breathability and minimise sweating under the case – very glamorous! The case houses a Swiss made quartz movement with a 10-year battery life.
Baume & Mercier Graduation Classima
What a charming idea to treat yourself to, or to be gifted, a watch to mark the end of your studies this summer! The Classima “Graduation” is engraved with the inscription of your choice. It comes in two sizes (31 and 36,5 mm) with an automatic movement and eight diamond-set indexes.
Chopard Happy Diamonds
Chopard flaunts a collection beautiful summer colours! Designed by Caroline Scheufele herself, the new version of the Happy Sport is playful. Naturally, the diamonds are still there, but they share the stage with a colourful rubber bracelet on the back of which hides a secret mantra stating ” Be Happy “. And I added, “Don’t worry”, too.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady Céramique
Early 2016, TAG Heuer introduced the ceramic version of the famous Aquaracer Lady watch. Available in black or white, it is both elegant and is perfect for your summer swims as it is water-resistant to 300 meters (although we don’t recommend you test that limit by yourself).
Cluse La Bohème
The chic and affordable Dutch Cluse watches are available in Switzerland at Viva Frida. This La Bohème model has an eggshell white and rose gold dial, an ultra-thin case and an interchangeable mesh bracelet.
Ice Watch Ice Duo
The facetious Jean-Pierre Lutgen has brought the Belgian brand a long way since launching in 2006. Unlike his first watches which were modelled on a Rolex Submariner, which weren’t quite as water-resistant as we would have hoped, you can now happily strap the new water-resistant ICE Duo to your wrist for your next holiday. The silicon strap and casing is available in an infinite number of colour combinations.
The Apple Watch is certainly not waterproof but by far the best companion for your sporting activities. While we’re impatiently waiting for the second release, the price of the first version has already dropped, including this model with a gold case and a white bracelet.
HUBLOT Big Bang Broderie
Did you know that some of the best embroidery houses in the world are located in St. Gallen, Switzerland? Among them, Bischoff stands out with a Parisian haute-couture feel and that is exactly who Hublot called upon to decorate their Big Bang. This one is for those who love a good splash of colour!