It’s going to be a hot summer. Chances are you’ll want to get outdoors and hit the water for some summer activities. Whether you’re an avid diver, boater, or beach lounger, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best 8 watches for the summer, depending on your activity of choice.
Summer Watches for Lounging
Watches don’t like long exposure to the sun. In time, the watch can fade or become discolored. If you enjoy lounging by the pool or the on the beach, your best bet is a timepiece with a ceramic bezel. Ceramic bezels are strong, scratch resistant, and, best of all, fade proof. The Rolex Submariner features a ceramic bezel (made from the patented Cerachrom) in a variety of hues, giving your watch that perfect splash of summer color. Or you could opt for an Omega Seamaster with a ceramic bezel in a more traditional, classic color. Both watches are water resistant for when you want to take a dip in the pool (and both were worn by James Bond).
Summer Watches for Sailing
If you are a regatta enthusiast, you’ll want a watch designed with boat racing in mind. The Panerai Luminor Regatta Chrono Flyback is a great timepiece for the open ocean. Panerai is the official timekeeper for the America’s Cup, after all. The watch is lightweight, durable, and has a user-friendly regatta countdown function. The Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta Chronograph is another great timepiece (with a bit more style), designed with the help of professional yachtsmen, Loïck Peyron and Iain Percy. This watch will automatically begin timing the race once the countdown is complete, so there is no need to hit the restart button at the precise moment the race begins. Both watches are waterproof up to 100m should you take a celebratory dive off the yacht.
Summer Watches for Diving
Scuba enthusiasts need a watch that is not only pressure proof, but has specific features designed to keep divers safe. Given its price, the Tudor Heritage Black Bay is a great option for the entry-level luxury watch enthusiast. Pressure Proof up to 200m, this watch is great for diving in deep waters. If you want to up the ante, go with a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Released in 1953, this beautiful timepiece was one of the first dive watches (beating even the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster). It boasts a curved, all-sapphire crystal rotating bezel to easily time your dive, and it has excellent luminant for dark water.
Summer Watches for Traveling
For the traveler at heart, a watch capable of telling time across multiple time zones is required. The Vacheron Constantin Overseas, as the watchmaker claims, “conveys the spirit of travel.” With a comfortable, yet stylish interchangeable strap/bracelet system, this watch is the perfect daily companion. You can opt for dual time or world time with this watch. Or you can sport the Patek Phillipe World Time watch. This interesting, beautiful timepiece features major cities from around the world, letting you know at a glance, the time in each locale. This watch begs to be worn by the first class traveler.
Whatever your summer plans include, DavidSW has you covered. These aren’t merely gorgeous timepieces; they’re durable and functional. Let us know what you are searching for, and we can help you find the perfect watch for your lifestyle, whether it’s an active or lazy summer vacation.