With summer around the corner, it is important to start thinking about getting your wrist game In check. We always think it is important to have a rotation of watches for summer, and so, we have compiled our top five favourite luxury watches from Tudor, Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet to help you find the best watch to wear in the sunshine.
Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925 Silver
The Tudor Black Bay is an icon of the Rolex sister brand, and the 925 additions on the fabric strap makes for a casual and sleek looking watch wearable with almost any outfit for the summer heat. The case, made of silver adds a conversation to the watch that you cannot have with any other watch. The taupe fabric strap gives it a sporty-casual look and is perfect for the summer as it will be comfortable even with your wrist swelling slightly due to the heat. It is also waterproof to 200m, so there is no need to worry about taking it into the swimming pool or sea!
Rolex submariner 126613LB
The Rolex submariner 126613LB, otherwise known as the ‘bluesy’ is a classic summer watch. This is somewhat self explanatory but the submariner has always been associated with the sea and diving, which makes it a good pick for the summer. The watch itself has colours reminiscent of the sea and coast, making it a no brainer in our opinion. Also, at £17,500 for a brand new one, it makes for a solid investment due to its gold properties and popularity amongst Rolex enthusiasts.
The bi-metal variation with yellow gold and Rolex oyster-steel
is the perfect statement piece and completes any outfit. Whether you are wearing a simple white tee, a linen shirt and shorts, the watch will elevate your summer look with the pop of yellow gold and the mesmerising blue dial and bezel combination.
AP Royal Oak Offshore 26470ST
Although the AP Royal Oak Offshore is a versatile piece and can be worn any time of the year, it thrives in the summer. This Is by far the ultimate beach watch. The accent colours of steel on the case and the blue rubber strap make it a sporty edition to your summer wardrobe and a very comfortable wear. Although the case might be considered slightly heavy, it is countered by the weight of the strap. The brown tapisserie dial with blue counters make for the perfect complimentary colours as it has a certain subtlety and flushness, but it’s by no means unnoticeable. Whether on a casual outing or on the beach, this is a go to watch for summer.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010
What can we say? The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, steeped in Genta DNA is the ultimate sports/dress watch for the summer heat, particularly its blue dial variation. The simplicity, sophistication and elegance of the watch means you can pair it with anything. It has the perfect proportions with a 40x38mm case, so it’s not too large and not too small, and its thinness means it’s perfect under a shirt cuff, and a sleek statement with a t-shirt.
The blue dial with white gold markers against the steel is a testament to simplicity and looks great basking in the sunlight, but also it exudes high-end luxury all at the same time.
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5968A
The aquanaut was the first line of Patek Philippe watches to be made specifically for an active life- and when are you more active than summer?!
The orange accents on the dial and the orange strap make it a watch that maybe considered a bit loud, especially as Patek is usually associated with more sophisticated pieces, but this sporty look offers a trendier, modern, and young style that is a perfect show-off piece for summer. The square case has kept to its legacy but has two chronograph pushers introduced which adds depth to the aesthetic of the watch. All in all, for a refreshing, young and exciting piece, the Patek Philippe 5968A in stainless steel is the best summer watch that money can buy.