03.05.2024 - Breitling

Best summer watches for 2024

April certainly threw down more than its fair share of showers but with May finally here, we’re starting to see sunnier skies.

So get your sun cream on and the holiday brochures out (is that even a thing, anymore?) and check out the best summer watches for 2024.

However you plan to spend your holidays, whether it’s lounging round a pool, checking out the local taverna or emerging from the sea in James Bond stylee, we’ve got the timepiece for you.

A great option for summer should be stylish, durable, and versatile. Consider a watch with a light or colorful strap for a fresh look, such as leather or rubber, which are both comfortable and resistant to water and sweat.

Without further ado, here are our recommendations…

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Small Seconds 

Looking for a stylish and practical summer watch? May we recommend this beauty from Swiss watchmaker Omega

Part of the Seamaster collection known for its underwater capabilities, this  Aqua Terra model features a 41mm steel case with a rubber strap and a stunning blue-grey dial with a sun-brushed finish and horizontal “teak” pattern. 

This timepiece includes a master-chronometer-certified movement with a 60-hour power reserve, a screw-in crown, and sapphire crystal glass. 

The date is integrated with the small seconds sub-counter, and the hands and hour markers are coated with Super-LumiNova for excellent visibility in low light – perfect for those who fancy snorkelling or water sports, with its 150m water resistance.

Breitling SuperOcean Automatic 36

If you need a watch that screams, hello, I’m next to be served, it’s this. The Breitling SuperOcean Automatic 36 in turquoise features a vibrant and bold design that enhances the classic dive watch collection. 

Recently updated, this watch stands out with its bright colour, making it a perfect accessory for swimming or leisurely cafe trip.

The 36mm case size suits a variety of wrist sizes, adding versatility to its appeal. Besides turquoise, the watch is also available in all-white or orange, maximising the summer theme. The combines style and functionality with its 300m water resistance, automatic movement and sapphire crystal.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Beige Ceramic Titanium Diamonds

If bling is your thing and you plan to spend your Summer with cocktail in hand, check out Hublot’s Spirit of Big Bang collection, which exemplifies modern elegance with its blend of cutting-edge materials and classic watchmaking. 

This Big Bang model features a satin-finished beige sunray dial and a polished ceramic case that contours to the wrist. Accompanied by a white rubber and beige alligator strap, the watch boasts a fresh but timeless colour scheme. 

Its HUB1710 self-winding movement ensures precise performance, while the polished titanium diamond-set bezel adds a touch of luxury. 

Rolex GMT-Master II, reference 116718

This special anniversary model of the iconic GMT-Master II watch was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the GMT-Master line in 2005. The reference 116718 is known for its luxurious 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, making it a standout piece in the GMT-Master II collection – and a go-to for beach dwellers.

The watch features a 40mm case and an Oyster bracelet, both crafted from 18k yellow gold. The bracelet uses the Oysterlock clasp with an Easylink extension system for comfortable sizing. But most of all, we love the signature green Rolex shade for the ceramic bezel (Cerachrom) with 24-hour markings.

The watch is powered by the Rolex Caliber 3186, which is a self-winding movement with GMT and date functions. This movement allows the watch to track multiple time zones simultaneously – handy for being abroad, oh and it’s 100m waterproof.

Need help to get summer-ready?

Our experts are here in Epping, ready to assist with your new purchase. We’ve got an array of beautiful new and pre-worn watches at our boutique, as well as some gorgeous jewellery perfect for the new season. Contact us today.