Top 10 Summer Watches of 2017
Watch & Bullion18 June 2017 | 4 min read
It’s that time again. The temperatures are creeping up the thermometer while the sweat is crawling down our backs as summer comes to greet us again. So what better time is there to round up the hottest new releases for the ultimate summer watch list? Presenting, in no particular order, the top 10 watches for the summer of 2017!
1. The Tag Heuer Autavia
The Autavia seems to be the first love child after Jean-Claude Biver has changed ship and taken over the wheel at Tag Heuer. The result is a watch which is a perfect conversation start among enthusiast, reaching deep into the history of the brand for inspiration.
2. The Bulgari Diagono Scuba Watch
The Diagono is one of the best-designed dive watches in the market and really goes to show how far a little bit of creativity can make you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Now with newly coloured dials and fitting rubber bracelets, this watch is ready for the pool.
3.The Rolex Daytona on Rubber Bracelet
What list would be complete without a Rolex? The Daytona has made the miracle journey from being one of the least popular models to one of their most recognisable. With the cerachrom bezel and the addition of the Oysterflex, it will do great to keep up with summertime madness, and you can be sure that nothing catches the light better than real Rolex gold!
4.The Breitling Colt Skyracer
With the Colt Skyracer Breitling has a new introductory piece in the range. With a trusty Superquartz movement, a new Breitlight case, and a unique rubber bracelet with a built-in ruler this watch will be able to handle just about anything you can through at it.
5.The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
Audemars has recently extended their product range to include the Royal Oak Offshore Divers in a bunch of vibrant new colours.
6.The Bell and Ross BR-X1 RS17 Chronograph
Colourful watches are difficult to get right. And the Swiss not being the most adventurous of nations, it is a rarity for more than 3 colours to be found on a timepiece. Coming in a square case no less, this watch offers hi-tech and does not fret with being subtle about it.
7.The Richard Mille RM 27-03 Rafael Nadal
Now I’m going to be honest with you, I can’t think of a single situation where I would say to myself: Gosh, I really need a tourbillion which can withstand 10,000 G of force right now. And yet, I really want to have this watch. Neon yellow with red elements, you can be safe in the knowledge that this summer no one will have a cooler watch than you.
8.The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Full Magic Gold
With the new Spirit of the Big Bang Series Hublot has captured exactly what the name promises, yet more importantly, they have managed to create something fresh. In a time where new colour schemes are replacing genuine creativity, the Spirit of Big Bang provides hope for the industry in one of the areas where we might have least expected it.
9.The Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Control Date
While a dive watch may be great for the beach, you might want something more reserved for the dinner with your friends after. And who would be better to add some class to the discussion that Jaeger-LeCoultre? Syringe style hands add a form of class that you just won’t see much with modern watches.
10.Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017
Seiko has long been known in the watch game as the king of understatement. The most recent example, the Seiko SLA017. A Faithful recreation of Seiko’s first dive watch from 1962 this beast is equipped with a movement that you usually only find the prestigious Grand Seiko range.