08.09.2023 - Omega

Summertime sizzlers that are simply tan-tastic

With the UK finally enjoying a late September heatwave after a somewhat dreary Summer, we’re all braced for temperatures of 30.

Choosing a luxury watch for summer involves considering factors like comfort, durability, water resistance and of course, what looks best on a sun-kissed wrist.

If you’ve waited until now to set sail for warmer climates – enjoy. Here are a few of our favourite timepieces that we highly recommend for your trip.

Rolex Submariner

An iconic diving watch known for its robustness, this classic timepiece is just perfect for activities like swimming, snorkeling and sailing. The Submariner is known for its exceptional water resistance, typically to a depth of 300 metres or more, depending on the model, making it a great choice for your holiday.

Rolex watches are built to withstand tough conditions and using materials like stainless steel or precious metals, are considered corrosion-resistant and durable. This means you can wear your Submariner without worrying about it getting damaged on the beach.

So whether you’re dining out, at a beach bar or on a cruise, its iconic look with rotating bezel and distinctive hour markers mean it can complement lots of summer outfits.

We just love the The Rolex Submariner 116613LB, affectionately known as the ‘Bluesy,’ as it embodies the essence of a perfect summer timepiece. 

Featuring a 40mm Oyster case crafted from Rolex’s Rolesor – a blend of 18k yellow gold and exceptionally durable 904L steel – it strikes a harmonious balance. This combination bestows upon the watch a unique character—sufficiently rugged to complement a wetsuit yet sufficiently captivating for a posh dinner.

The Cerachrom bezel, in a serene blue hue, encircles a sunburst dial, imparting an ever-changing aspect to the 116613LB’s countenance, depending on the light. When exposed to direct sunlight, it mirrors the vibrant electric blue of the bezel, while under softer ambient lighting, it transforms into a profound sapphire shade.

Omega Seamaster

Another excellent diving watch, the Omega Seamaster is not only a rugged timepiece but also incredibly stylish with varying designs to suit different tastes.

Featuring its distinctive dive-ready scale, slick skeletonized hands, prominent raised markers, and a reliable helium escape valve, the Seamaster Diver 300M – initially unveiled in 1993 – is meticulously crafted for the intrepid explorers of the deep seas. 

The all-new “Summer Blue” iteration (reference, measuring 42mm and forged from stainless steel, presents itself with the option of an accompanying matching bracelet or a vibrant blue rubber strap. 

And the striking blue lacquered ceramic dial, adorned with a gradient wave pattern, is just beautiful. Indexes are filled with a luminous light blue Super-LumiNova for optimal visibility in low-light conditions. Anyone ready for a dive? 

Hublot Big Bang

Hublot’s Big Bang collection offers a range of stylish and robust watches that are suitable for summer wear. They often feature a fusion of materials, making them stand out.

And we still love this turquoise number from 2021 – but only 200 pieces were released. Through its expertise in materials technology, Hublot immortalises simplicity with its 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 the shade of a turquoise lagoon. 

For those looking for a lighter look, rather than metal, it’s the perfect option.

Personal preference 

Ultimately your choice of summer watch comes down to personal style and preference. It’s important to consider factors like water resistance, material, and design to ensure that your watch is suitable for summer activities and matches your overall look. 

Always buy from an authorised dealer or reputable sources to ensure the authenticity of your luxury timepiece. If you’re worried, contact our experts here at Luxe Watches.

We can also source watches for you from the UK or further afield, as well as consign your watch if you don’t wish to sell it yourself.