Hublot, TAG Heuer, NOMOS Glashütte, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre – We have shortlisted five great watches to wear this summer. Whether you are looking for a diver watch, a touch of lagoon blue, a timepiece to take on urban adventures or a bright orange dial for graduation ceremony, we have it all covered.
1. Hublot Big Bang Unico Summer
It is the dazzling blues that nature creates, transformed by the summer light and so hypnotic that they seem unique and impossible to reproduce, that we would most like to bring back with us. Through its expertise in materials technology, Hublot is immortalizing this perfect simplicity with the creation of the Big Bang Unico Summer. The 42-mm case is made of anodized satin-finished and polished aluminum, a modern, lightweight colored material. This technical feat creates a uniform blue; turquoise like the deepest lagoons.
Reminiscent of the holidays of our dreams, the Big Bang Unico Summer features a unique turquoise blue, which shimmers as its satin and polished finishes catch the light. Anodization was used to colour the case and its components this very special pastel shade. This process guarantees remarkable longevity and protects the case from scratches and impacts. This lightweight timepiece, with its 42mm diameter, is designed to suit every wrist.
At its heart beats the UNICO manufacture calibre (HUB1280), featuring a 72-hour power reserve, and an oscillating seconds clutch, a chronograph friction system with ball-bearing adjustment, and a column wheel that can be seen through its dial. The hands shimmer in luminescent white and turquoise as they move around the dial to the rhythm of the hours and minutes. The movement is just 6.75 mm thick, allowing for a thinner case measuring just 14.5 mm.
Equipped with the patented interchangeable “One Click” attachment system, the Big Bang Unico Summer comes with two straps in this same radiant colour: one Velcro strap with matching stitching and one natural rubber strap.
It is a limited edition of 200 pieces worldwide.
2. NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Future Orange
NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus Future Orange
Known as the “Graduate’s Club”, the NOMOS Glashütte Club Campus series is the first step into the world of mechanical wristwatches. These watches are attractively priced, robust, and lasting; after graduation and other milestones, they serve as companions for all the successes and challenges to come. Steadfast rewards on the wrist for a lifetime, in other words.
Due to this exceptional year, all the successes and even the tribulations of homeschooling and academic achievement deserve special recognition. Ceremonies, celebrations, and trips are problematic or impossible, so other signs of appreciation and acknowledgment are all the more important.
One of the two new colours, “Future Orange” is contemporary and matches the sensibilities of a new generation of watch owners; they also beautifully reflect the current zeitgeist.
3. OMEGA Aqua Terra
OMEGA Aqua Terra
As the name suggests, Aqua Terra is all about versatility. An OMEGA timepiece designed for adventurous individuals equally at ease in the central city as they are in the middle of the ocean. In keeping with the lifestyle of its intended wearers, the Swiss brand has taken the Aqua Terra into exciting new territory, by introducing a seconds hand that’s an absolute first.
The 2021 collection consists of ten 38mm models as well as nine new 41mm models. The standout feature on all new models is a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, encircled by an applied subdial ring: many in 18K Sedna™ gold – some even set with diamonds.
The collection features new dials in subtle sun-brushed shades and two-tone teak patterns with eye-catching hour markers, including diamonds arranged incrementally from 6 to 12 o’clock and sailboat hull-shaped indexes with iridescent mother-of-pearl inlay.
To fix the new watches firmly to the wrist there are bracelets in matching metals, rubber straps in beige and blue – and leather straps in red, burgundy, beige and green.
4. Ulysse Nardin Diver Collection
Ulysse Nardin celebrates the most glorious months of the year with three new additions to its Diver collection. In shimmering shades of ocean blue, shark ray and glistening white, these models will accompany as you bask in the summer sun and plunge into cool waters at long last.
Well-equipped to navigate the waters that are more the territory of fish, whales and sharks than they are of humans, these Diver models are the ideal companions for modern day Ulysses, precise nautical instruments to guide fearless explorers as they enjoy the summer months, whether on land or at sea.
Joining an already illustrious family, the Summer 2021 Diver Collection completes the line, which comprises 38 references. All made by hand at the manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland, where Ulysse Nardin has been located since its founding in 1846, the Diver collection wears the proud mantle of the nautical tradition established by Ulysse Nardin over 175 years ago.
5. Jaeger-Le Coultre Polaris Mariner Memovox
Jaeger-Le Coultre Polaris Mariner Memovox
Dive in, head first, with full confidence. Here is your chance to explore the ocean floor and the blue depth of an iconic time teller. Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox – a diving journey started in 1968. Rising up today from the blue depth to pursue the horizon.
A powerful design featuring a dial with fascinating gradations of an intense glossy blue lacquer, covered by SuperLuminova on hands, indexes and numerals. Thorough finishes and well-made lines complete a design with assured power.
It is a diver to the tiniest detail. In keeping with the purpose as a high-performance watch, the crown used to set the notched inner-bezel is screwed down to avoid any unintentional movement, with an orange security band to warn divers when it is not fully closed.
We hope you find inspiration to take your wrist to new heights this summer. Hublot, NOMOS Glashütte, OMEGA, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre: We have shortlisted 5 watches with summer vibes for this article and we constantly get new pieces in store.
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