The on-set of summer brings with it a multitude of feelings from agony about the sweltering heat to the excitement holidays and all manner of interesting activities. As the days get longer and the hemlines get shorter, tans get darker and colours get brighter, things are definitely going to get HOT.
As the temperature rises, grab yourself something cold to drink, or a bowl of ice-cream as you scroll through our specially curated list of watches for the season. These HOT watches are the perfect accessories for endless hours of summer fun!
A. Lange & Söhne
The Little Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne packs a whole lot of watch into a delicate, colourful package. Powered by the same in-house manufacture movement as its larger predecessor, the iconic Lange 1, the Little Lange is available in 3 stunning colours.
With a 36.8mm, classic round case, the pink gold version of the Little Lange 1 is perfect for warm summer evenings spent at a classy outdoor garden cocktail. The muted brown dial perfectly complements the warmth of the pink gold appliqued hour counters and hands.
The opulent brown alligator strap matches the brown dial-face which displays the hours and minutes in an off-centered dial and the small-seconds in a second sub-dial. Lange’s signature outsize date window features prominently at 1 o’clock and the Little Lange 1 has a not-so-little power reserve of 72 hours.
The perfect accessory for an elegant summer soiree, the pink gold Little Lange 1 will add a touch of sophistication and chic style to a flowing floral printed dress or a tailored jumpsuit.
This one is a must for that lazy day at the beach! It’s hard to pick the perfect accessory for an activity that involves the sun, sea, salt and plenty of sand, but the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver in Topical Turquoise will definitely make your beach-look pop!
This summer-appropriate update of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver is essentially the same watch as the previous avatars, with a sturdy 42mm stainless steel case and powered by the in-house automatic caliber 3120 movement.
The Topical Turquoise Royal Oak Offshore Diver has a turquoise dial featuring Audemars Piguet’s classic ‘Mega Tapisserie’ pattern, with a date window at 3 o’clock. The watch displays hours, minutes and central seconds with luminescent hands.
The turquoise rubber strap and 300m water resistance of this brightly coloured diving watch makes it the perfect companion for your sunglasses and sun-tan lotion!
Very little embodies the spirit of summer like the image of flying down a stretch of open road in a speeding convertible with the sun beating down, music cranked up to full volume and the wind in your hair. The Chopard Mille Miglia collection of racing watches, in a bright shade would make the perfect addition to a slightly sunburned arm hanging out of the window.
The special edition yellow Mille Miglia, part of a collection that includes red, green, blue and a grey-white is meant to represent the Belgian racing team that participates in the legendary 1000-mile Mille Miglia race from Brescia to Rome and back.
The 300-piece limited edition yellow Mille Miglia chronograph has a 42mm steel case and yellow dial with a minute-track and a date window at 5 o’clock. The three chronograph counters are silver, and the red Mille Miglia logo appears just under the chronometer certification at 12 o’clock.
The sapphire crystal case back also features a special yellow transfer to match the dial, and the Mille Miglia logo around the rim. This special edition yellow Mille Miglia is water-resistant upto 50m and is a must-have summer accessory for lovers of the sun and the adrenalin-rush of the race track!
Bright, bold and brazen are words that best describe the Hautlence Invictus Neon. The statement timepiece has a stand-out green bezel and the brand’s signature honeycomb pattern in a matching neon green on the dial.
The two superimposed black dials create a 3-D effect on the watch which is further enhanced by the fluorescent colour used on the honeycomb pattern. The black hour, minute and seconds counters, the black case and black Louisiana alligator leather strap create an audacious contrast to the fluorescent green bezel.
Turn up the heat and pair this timepiece with an all-white ensemble to make sure you turn heads at a backyard barbecue this summer!
The onset of spring and summer is often associated with sport, and there is no greater monument to sporting achievement than the Olympic Games. Deemed to be the highest pinnacle of excellence in every arena, an Olympic medal remains at the top of every sportsperson’s wish-list.
Omega has been associated with the Olympic Games as the Official Timekeeper for almost a century, and to mark their momentous partnership, the exceptional maison has created a special range of limited edition timepieces in colours that match the 5 Olympic Rings.
The fiery red Olympic Games Limited Edition watch is our HOT pick from the collection for this summer. The bright colour evokes the spirit of playfulness associated with the long summer days, and the 2032 limited pieces represent the year 2032, when Omega will complete 100 years as the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games.
The Master Chronometer certified red Olympic Games Limited Edition timepiece has a 39.5mm stainless steel case engraved with the limited–edition number. The sapphire crystal case-back features a ring which cites the names of all the host cities along Omega’s Olympic Games journey from 1932.
The micro-perforated leather strap is perfect to aerate the wearer’s wrist during a warm afternoon playing in the sun, and also lends a certain elevated aesthetic to the decidedly sporty watch.
Host your own Olympic themed games day and watch the red Olympic Games Limited Edition beat out the competition!
The Panerai Radiomir 1940, with a 3-day power reserve, technically the first military diver’s watch in history now combines with a perfectly hand-rolled and stitched alligator leather strap in a shade of green that almost smells of freshly-cut grass.
Perfect to wear for a day lying under the trees with a good book, or for a fun picnic in the park with friends, the Radiomir 1940 has a 42mm stainless steel case which sits comfortably on any wrist.
The contrasting black dial has luminescent hour and minute hands and hour markers which emit a light-green to match the green strap of the Radiomir 1940 and the small-seconds sub-dial is located at 9 o’clock.
For an added touch of summer fun, Panerai has now introduced a new range of brightly coloured straps to fit the Radiomir 1940. So, if green isn’t your colour, pick the one that suits you best.
The versatility and 100m water-resistance of this very cool timepiece ensures that it won’t be any the worse for wear from a game of football or a quick dip in the pool to cool off from the scorching sun.
The soft, flirty, summer-inspired colours of the new TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady make it the ideal watch to take on a long summertime vacation. Highlighted by an easily interchangeable strap, the Formula 1 Lady will accessorize the most beautiful summer dresses in an array of colours and silhouettes.
Perfect for a lady who is not content to watch the world go by, the Formula 1 Lady is a must have for those who write their own destiny. From a girls’ trip back-packing across Eastern Europe to a romantic cruise through the Norweigian Fjords, the 32 or 35mm brushed steel Formula 1 Lady is the one must-pack accessory to take along. Pick from a range of straps in green, orange, pink or blue leather amongst others, and change them with a simple click to suit the mood (or outfit) of the day.
For a touch of added glamour, the Formula 1 Lady also comes with a diamond-set bezel option. Ladies, this one is a sure HOT winner!
This summer, explore your creative side with a look at any of these colourful watches, perfect for a picnic in the park or seaside getaway. Whether it is tranquility or adventure that you’re looking for, these bright timepieces have all your summer needs covered!